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Why Cognition-as-a-Service is the next operating system battlefield

Chris Saunders:

I like to wonder what CaaS for enterprise means. What could we use the power of cognitive apps to accomplish?

Originally posted on Gigaom:

The Semantic Web may have failed, but higher intelligence is coming to applications anyway, in another form: Cognition-as-a-Service (CaaS). And this may just be the next evolution of the operating system.

CaaS will enable every app to become as smart as Siri in its own niche. CaaS powered apps will be able to think and interact with consumers like intelligent virtual assistants — they will be “cognitive apps.” You will be able to converse with cognitive apps, ask them questions, give them commands — and they will be able to help you complete tasks and manage your work more efficiently.

For example your calendar will become a cognitive app — it will be able to intelligently interact with you to help you manage your time and scheduling like a personal assistant would — but the actual artificial intelligence that powers it will come from a third-party cloud based cognitive platform.

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Chris Saunders

I'm an career IT fanatic and technology enthusiast. I work for VMware, the opinions expressed here are my own and not those of my employer.

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