Yesterday I wrote a lengthy ramble on what we need to change with the internet today. Much was about how we and others use our personal data to mislead us (propaganda, fake news, alternative facts, behavioral analysis and psychometrics), but then I realized that I have actually written about this before, more than a year ago.
With political powers, dictators raising, cyber-threats intensively increasing and nation sponsored propaganda machines and troll agencies always present, we need to improve several things with the Internet of today. We need to take back control over our personal data, stop misleading information and become more transparent.
Instead of capitalizing on your friends poor taste in music and news, lets learn about you and how you behave, read, listen, all to bring you the best experience possible. Both Spotify and Pocket are good examples of companies who have done this right.
Whenever you hear IBM Watson, you also hear the word cognitive. It is Cognitive Business, Cognitive Era, Cognitive Analytics, Cognitive Healthcare etc. What does it really mean?
This is the story of the road that led to IBM Watson as well as a look in the mirror and why Watson is so important to IBM and its future.