The technical world uses the terms machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) like every day vernacular. But for some they are still new concepts. However, there is an even newer term in play – cognitive computing. DATAVERSITY brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “How is Cognitive Computing Set to Reshape What We Call Computing?

AI is an umbrella term for the technologies that provide augmented intelligence with the help of machines. The result is intelligence that surpasses humans in terms of agility and accuracy. Cognitive computing can be considered a sub-field of AI.

AI claims that machines have better decision-making abilities than humans. The difference with cognitive computing is it helps humans make better decisions with the help of machines.

Cognitive computing is relevant and useful in many fields, like sports, health, and financial services to name just a few. This technology allows computers to mimic the way human brains work for the former to make easy decisions. The apps used in this technology have self-learning algorithms and language tools, relying on data mining, pattern recognition, and natural language processing to collect information to feed themselves.

Melody K. Smith

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