Tuesday morning a panel session will be held in the spirit of encouraging the synergy between the scientific and business world in the field of cognitive infocommunications. Within the frameworks of this block two lectures and a panel discussion will take place about the topic of CogInfoCom in Digital Products.
October 20. Tuesday
9:30-10:10 - LECTURES
9:30-9:50 - Botond Bognár, Singularity University Central & Eastern Europe, Hungary
Title: From Science Fiction to Science Fact - off the shelves disruptive technologies
Abstract: Disruptive technologies, opposed to common wisdom, are never quick born, nor fast developing. Rather, they are with us usually for several decades quietly evolving just to surprise everyone when reaching the knee of the exponential curve. This is especially true for any technology which core is based in digital domains. Botond's lecture will highlight a select group of disruptive technologies which sounded Sci-Fi just a few years ago and are on their way to be part of our daily life within less than a decade.
9:50-10:10 - Ferenc Pongrácz, IBM Hungary
Title: Watson: The first cognitive system
Abstract: According to the terminology of IBM cognitive computing systems learn and interact naturally with people to extend what either humans or machine could do on their own. They help human experts make better decisions by penetrating the complexity of Big Data. The first cognitive system was Watson, which debuted in a televised Jeopardy! challenge where it bested the show’s two greatest champions. The challenge for Watson was to answer questions posed in every nuance of natural language, such as puns, synonyms and homonyms, slang, and jargon. Watson was not connected to the Internet for the match. It only knew what it had amassed through years of persistent interaction and learning from a large set of unstructured knowledge. Newer generations of Watson are currently being trained in oncology diagnosis for healthcare professionals, and in customer service as a support representative. IBM Research continues to push the boundaries of Watson by developing new interfaces that will allow humans and computers to interact more naturally.
10:30-11:30 - PANEL DISCUSSION