FRAMINGHAM, Mass., February 23, 2016 – While the adoption and use of many of the technologies making up cognitive systems have been in place for several years, the emergence of cognitive software platforms and cognitively enabled applications has happened only recently. Cognitive systems in general are early in their adoption life cycle. In addition, the application of cognitive technologies can range from the mundane (smarter games) to transformational (predicting and preventing money laundering and fraud). A new International Data Corporation (IDC) report, IDC TechScape: Cognitive System Technologies, 2016 (Doc #US41005816), provides a systematic assessment of technologies related to the cognitive systems software market.
IDC groups the technologies necessary to build cognitively enabled applications into five main categories:
- User/data interaction
- Knowledge representation
According to Dave Schubmehl, Research Director and global lead analyst for IDC's Cognitive Systems research, "Intelligent applications based on artificial intelligence, deep learning, and cognitive systems are the next wave of technology, transforming how consumers and enterprises work, learn, and play. In this IDC TechScape, we identify the key technologies enabling this new category of applications, categorize the relative impact of technologies, and provide insight into how technologies should be deployed. Technology and services providers can use this study to build a more effective road map to the future of how consumers and workers will be affected."
The new IDC report, IDC TechScape: Cognitive System Technologies, 2016, focuses on technology adoption for organizations that are considering how best to automate and augment knowledge work via the use of cognitive systems technologies. It assesses key technologies that are driving evolution beyond the current industry technology best practices. Besides looking more deeply at individual technologies, the study considers technology-specific analyst insights regarding the anticipated rate of adoption, potential risks impacting future success, and industry market interest.
About IDC TechScape
IDC TechScape reports mitigate technology risk by helping organizations align their tolerance for risk with the anticipated maturation of a technology. The IDC TechScape model is designed specifically to capture progress in the adoption of emerging disruptive technologies, mainstream technology buyer alignment with current industry best practices, and support technologies that promise to deliver operational advantages to organizations that choose to adopt them. Senior executives can use the IDC TechScape model to assess the progress of their own technology adoption efforts in comparison with the industry; identify new technologies that should be added for consideration in their technology roadmap; and add new insights to increase the robustness of their own technology decision framework.
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