News Analysis

People Power, Thinking & Tech

People are at the core of knowledge sharing—the key to high-functioning organizations along with all types of thinking including design, customer-focused, creative, critical, complex and more

Using AI in an uncertain world

Human thinking balances AI systems. They can plug each other's blind spots. Humans make judgments based on their worldview. They are capable of understanding priorities, ethics, values, justice and beauty. Machines can't. But machines can crunch vast volumes of data.

Cognitive applications in real life

We see threat detection emerging as the first cognitive computing application to become prevalent. Major banks, credit risk companies, government customs organizations or security agencies are all investing in cognitive computing because they cannot keep up with the onslaught of data, particularly text.

Picked up from the podium

Artificial intelligence is a large umbrella term that includes: machine learning of all types, digital assistants, conversational systems, Internet of Things, image and speech recognition, emotion and sentiment detection, cognitive computing, robotics and more.

Hacking KM: people, processes, and technology

Hacking and hackathons are perhaps better known in the geek community, but KMWorld 2016 is taking a page from their book with our theme, Hacking KM, and is looking to hack—or change in our case—our ideas, strategies and practices in using processes and technology to engage our communities.

Cognitive computing: Strategies for survival

The fact is that we are awash in data.

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The human benefit of natural language processing

On a very basic level, NLP enables computers to understand language.

Footprints on the Microsoft desktop

You don't hear Microsoft talking much about cognitive computing. But in fact, Microsoft has been quietly working some significantly deep technology into shallow applications ... These advanced ?capabilities lurk in pretty prosaic applications such as my desktop.

Intelligent understanding of content use

KMWorld Conference 2015 engages, enlightens

Agile knowledge sharing and innovation were the themes of the KMWorld 2015 Conference held in Washington, D.C., in November and co-located with three tracks on taxonomy, enterprise search and SharePoint.

2015 KMWorld Promise and Reality award winners
KM Promise winner: Digital Reasoning

The winners of the 2015 KMWorld Promise and Reality awards were announced Nov. 4 at the KMWorld Conference in Washington, D.C.

2015 KMWorld Promise and Reality award winners
KM Reality winner: Allstate Business insurance

The winners of the 2015 KMWorld Promise and Reality awards were announced Nov. 4 at the KMWorld Conference in Washington, D.C.

Hey, enterprises, AI is in the house!

In 2011, in front of millions of viewers, an IBM computer named Watson "stood" side-by-side with two former "Jeopardy" champions and defeated them. Fast forward to 2015 and many of us talk to (and have become increasingly dependent upon) computer-based systems like Apple Siri, Google Now and Microsoft Cortana.

Cognitive computing: An evolution in computing

With interest and activity in the field of cognitive computing heating up, a succinct definition of cognitive computing and an overview of some of the technologies behind it might be useful. I'll also share a few of the practical applications that are emerging in the field.

KMWorld 2015 conference: Agile knowledge sharing

Being agile is critical. Agile can mean applying an incremental and iterative approach, or evolving through collaboration between self-organizing and cross-functional teams to promote early delivery, continuous improvement and rapid response to change.

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What makes a computer system cognitive?

Cognitive computing systems address complex situations that are characterized by ambiguity and uncertainty—in other words, human kinds of problems. In those dynamic, information-rich and shifting situations, data tends to change frequently, and it is often conflicting. The goals of users evolve as they learn more and redefine their objectives.

Achieving success in KM

My hypothesis is that for many content-centric and knowledge-centric processes, those involved want to get to the "good stuff." The demonstrations, the visits to trade shows and the selection of a vendor are just more fun than making flow diagrams and verifying requirements.

Big begets big: The information governance challenge

A shift from traditional information management methods is taking place. The shift is not revolutionary. The change is evolutionary. At some point enterprise knowledge solutions give way to newer, smarter and predictive systems.

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Making machines think

Analytics is moving toward a new era. Businesses want to use machines as a cognitive platform driven by data. The term "cognitive computing" is rising in popularity, the notion being that it brings new value to big data by combining artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Cognitive computing: Talking toys will shape education

Talking toys have been around for a while. The animatronic bear Teddy Ruxpin debuted in September 1985. He moved his mouth, opened his eyes and told stories that were played from an audiotape cassette deck built into the toy's back.