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Tuesday, 03 May 2016 01:45

VIDEO Interview and CeBIT Keynote: IBM’s Dr Joanna Batstone talks ‘cognitive computing’


Dr Joanna Batstone, VP, and Lab Director, IBM Research and CTO IBM A/NZ, talks ‘cognitive computing’ which could represent ‘the beginning of a fourth industrial revolution.’

Dr Batstone’s spoke to me on Monday afternoon after her keynote speech on cognitive computing.

Her keynote session ‘focused on the ways in which advances in technology, specifically cognitive computing, open a new era of man/machine collaboration which could very well represent the beginning of a fourth industrial revolution.’

Plenty more below, please read on!

I was able to video record Dr Batsone’s keynote in full, and received permission from CeBIT to publish it. Later, CeBIT will release its official video recordings, and when they do, I will publish a link to them.

In the meantime, however, you can watch it below!

First is my interview with Dr Joanna Batstone, where we explored the definition of cognitive computing, compared it to artificial and augmented intelligence, looked at the evolution of big data and how humans can cope with it all.

We spoke about two major IBM computing platforms: Watson and True North. We spoke about the Internet of Things, the Internet of Hackable things, personalised education, the future of ‘human and machine’ and more!

The first video below is my interview with Dr Batstone. The second video is Dr Batstone’s keynote speech on Day 1 of CeBIT Australia 2016.


Here is Dr Batstone’s keynote speech on Day 1 of CeBIT Australia 2016:


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