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Department of Computer Science Colloquium
2016 Series

Cognitive Computing and IBM Watson

Prof. Weidong Kou
IBM AP & GCG Chief Architect and Cloud Executive for Global Alliances and Computer Services Industry

Date: March 17, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Venue: LT2 (SCT502), Cha Chi-Ming Science Tower, Ho Sin Hang Campus

Today’s cognitive systems understand, learn, and communicate with people in natural language rather than software code. They can extract meaning from large amounts of visual, verbal, and numerical unstructured information, and they can learn as they do so, helping people make complex decisions based on Big Data.

IBM Watson is leading a watershed shift to digital intelligence: finding meaning by discovering previously unseen patterns, drawing new inferences, and identifying new relationships from vast amounts of data.

In this talk, we will discuss the recent trend of Cognitive Computing with focus on IBM Watson Technology. We will share selected customer engagement cases in IBM Watson, and discuss how IBM Watson can help customers in their growing business needs.

Prof. Weidong Kou is currently IBM Chief Architect for Global Alliances, covering the entire Asia Pacific region, including South Korea, Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, ASEAN countries, India and Southern Asia countries, Australia and New Zealand. He has close to 30 years of IT experiences in Europe, North America, Hong Kong and China. Prof. Kou was Dean, School of Computer Sciences in Xidian University, and held visiting/guest professorship in over 17 universities, including the University of Maryland in US. He has published over 100 papers and 7 books in English, and authored over 20 patents issued in the US, Canada, Germany, UK, Japan and China.

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