Cognitive computing, in all its manifold expressions, has existed for quite some time. There are numerous publications citing its influence on the data experience, and in particular its utility for simplifying organizational processes that were previously tedious.
What’s swiftly evolving in the realm of cognitive computing, and which will begin to manifest in earnest during 2017, is the scope of its value to the enterprise, which has traditionally focused exclusively on inanimate data. Partly due to its newfound accessibility to the enterprise via the cloud, and partly due to emergent efforts to extend its boundaries beyond IT systems to the humans that empower them, artificial intelligence is inexorably advancing to combine the best of human leadership alongside its automation capabilities.
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