“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats” – Howard Aiken
Depending on who you talk to, you might get different answers on what Watson Products that exists. Watson products are services that consists of APIs that resides in the cloud. The offerings that exists are Watson hybrids of APIs and traditional IBM software components.
Artificial Intelligence indicates that AI will replicate our intelligence and some are even afraid of AI taking over our jobs etc. It is a term that stunts the development and our progress to more successful companies. A term that much better describes what it is all about is Augmented Intelligence.
IBM Watson is a brain and Microsoft Cortana is a personal assistant. That is the simple conclusion of Yesterdays Cortana vs Watson (sort of) at The Conference in Malmö. My biggest surprise was that Microsoft Cortana is 100% scripted. Watson is a cognitive platform that actually could complement Cortana’s great features as personal assistant.
Wherever you turn, you see Bots and more Bots. Most of them sprinkled with Artificial Intelligence. In my view, this is a flawed and wrong assumption. The future is a platform that makes processes cognitive, a cognitive platform. Bots and Artificial Intelligence are part of this platform.
Slack is taking over the world, Slack is killing e-mail, and so on, we have all heard the rants of the very much hyped company valued at billions and with an impressive user base. It does decrease e-mail usage and help teams stay in contact and solve problems quickly with everyone informed. It also comes with some real disadvantages.
“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people” – Eleanor Roosevelt