The Cognitive Era

By any measure, the past few years have been landmark years for the discussion around artificial intelligence and its potential impact on business and society. Be part of the conversation as we explore a fascinating and diverse set of issues related to the powerful cognitive technologies that are emerging to augment human capacity and understanding.

Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence

IBM's response to The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy's request for information


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Presentation Replay: 2015 Cognitive_ColloquiumNY

IBM Research announced plans for a multi-year collaboration with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to pioneer new frontiers in the scientific field of immersive cognitive systems. The research collaboration will be housed in the newly established Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab at RPI's Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center. Read a complete recap of the day's events, keynotes, and panel discussions, here.



Introducing The Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute



DoD Interests in Autonomy and AI

Dr. Richard Linderman, Deputy Director for Information System and Cyber Technologies, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering



Panel: Cognitive and Immersive Systems

Session Chair: Dr. Guruduth Banavar, Vice President of Cognitive Computing, IBM Research

Dr. Andrew Johnson, Director of Research, Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL)

Henry Lieberman, Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Marge McShane, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, RPI

Carlton Sparrell, Vice President, Solutions, Oblong Industries



The Mystery of Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems

Anil Ananthaswamy, Consultant, New Scientist magazine



Panel: Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems

Session Chair: Dr. Guillermo Cecchi, Research Staff Member, Computational Neuroscience, IBM Research

Anil Ananthaswamy, Consultant, New Scientist magazine

Dr. Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, New York University

Dr. Wayne Gray, Professor of Cognitive Science, RPI



Cancer Genomics, Big Data, Bigger Questions

Dr. Joel Parker, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Genetics



Panel: Healthcare and Other Applications

Session Chair: Dr. Jonathan S. Dordick, Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, RPI

Dr. Joel Parker, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Genetics

Aaron E. Walsh, Director of the Immersive Education Initiative

Ronny Fehling, Vice President, Vice President and Head of Data Driven Technologies, Airbus Group

Dr. James Hendler, Director, Institute for Data Exploration and Applications, RPI



Presentation Replay: 2015 Cognitive_ColloquiumSF

At the 2015 Cognitive Colloquium in San Francisco, some of the world's top scientific thinkers shared provocative insights into the deep scientific and technical work underway to create an entirely new model for how people and intelligent systems will work together to enhance human cognition and expertise. Read a complete recap.

Computing, cognition and the future of knowing

How humans and machines are forging a new age of understanding

It’s not surprising that the public’s imagination has been ignited by Artificial Intelligence since the term was first coined in 1955. In the ensuing 60 years, we have been alternately captivated by its promise, wary of its potential for abuse and frustrated by its slow development.

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Cognitive Computing: Past & Present

Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, Francis Crick Chair, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies



Panel Discussion: Brain Inspired Computing

Session Chair: Dr. Jeff Welser, Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research - Almaden

Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, Francis Crick Chair, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Dr. Horst Simon, Deputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Dharmendra Modha, Chief Scientist of Brain-inspired Computing, IBM Research



Large Scale Machine Learning

Dr. Yoshua Bengio, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Operations Research, Université de Montréal



Panel Discussion: Applications of Machine Learning

Session Chair: Dr. Michael Karasick, VP Innovations, IBM Watson

Dr. Yoshua Bengio, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Operations Research, Université de Montréal

Dr. Fei-Fei Li, Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, Stanford University

Dr. John Smith, Senior Manager of Intelligent Information Systems, IBM Research



Proactive Learning and Structural Transfer Learning: Building Blocks of Cognitive Systems

Dr. Jaime Carbonell, Allen Newell Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University



Panel Discussion: Building and Evaluating Cognitive Systems

Session Chair: Rob High, IBM Fellow, Vice President, CTO Watson

Dr. Jaime Carbonell, Allen Newell Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. John Laird, The John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering, University of Michigan

Dr. Jerome Pesenti, Vice President, Core Technology, IBM Watson



Robonaut 2: Working with Humans on Earth and in Space

Dr. Myron (Ron) Diftler, Robonaut Project Leader, NASA Johnson Space Center



Panel Discussion: Embodied Cognition

Session Chair: Dr. Guru Banavar, Vice President, Cognitive Computing Research, IBM Research

Dr. Myron (Ron) Diftler, Robonaut Project Leader, NASA Johnson Space Center

Dr. Gaurav Sukhatme, Co-Director, Robotics Research Lab, University of Southern California

Paul Hermes, Entrepreneur in Residence, Medtronic

Grady Booch, Chief Scientist for Software Engineering, IBM Research