How smart can machines get? Can they think like humans? What’s the science behind it and what are the implications?
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Join the conversation as The Greater IBM Connection (#GreaterIBM) and People for a Smarter Planet (#P4SPChat) host a Tweet Chat on the topic of Cognitive Computing on Thursday October 31, 2013 from 12pm-1pm ET.
Our panelists for the Tweet Chat will be Steve Hamm and Dr. Dharmendra Modha.
Steve Hamm, Co-Author of Smart Machines
Steve Hamm, IBM Communications Strategist, has co-authored a new book, Smart Machines: IBM’s Watson and the Era of Cognitive Systems with IBM Research Director John E. Kelly III. It’s the second book that Steve has co-authored at IBM; the first was IBM’s Centennial book, called Making the World Work Better. Prior to joining IBM in 2009, Steve worked in journalism for 30 years, as a technology writer and editor at San Jose Mercury News, PC Week, and BusinessWeek. He also wrote two additional books, Bangalore Tiger (2006), on the rise of the Indian tech industry, and The Race for Perfect (2008), on innovation in mobile computing. Learn more about Steve.
Dharmendra Mohda, IBM Research Senior Manager, Cognitive Computing. Photo Credit: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg
Dr. Dharmendra Modha is the founder of IBM’s Cognitive Computing group at IBM Research – Almaden and the principal investigator for DARPA SyNAPSE team globally. In this role, Dr. Modha leads a global team across neuroscience, nanoscience and supercomputing to build a computing system that emulate the brain’s abilities for perception, action, and cognition – all while consuming many orders of magnitudes less power and space than today’s computers. Learn more about Dr. Dharmendra Modha.
So, please join the #GreaterIBM and People for a Smarter Planet (#P4SPChat) Tweet Chat on 10/31/13 from 12pm – 1pm ET as we discuss “Where Will Smarter Machines Take Us?”. You can join at twubs.com/P4SPchat
WHERE WILL SMART MACHINES TAKE US questions:
- Q1: What’s new and different about cognitive computers?
- Q2: What are some of the major applications and benefits of cognitive computing?
- Q3: Can computing systems emulate a living brain’s computing efficiency & power usage?
- Q4: Can computing systems emulate a living brain’s intuition and creativity?
- Q5: How will cognitive computers and humans collaborate together?
#GreaterIBM Tweet Chat with IBM People for a Smarter Planet (#P4SPChat)
Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Time: 12pm – 1pm US ET
Join the Tweet Chat: twubs.com/P4SPchat
Hashtags to follow & engage in the conversation in real-time: #GreaterIBM, #P4SPChat
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- Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager The Greater IBM Connection