This IDC study provides a systematic assessment of technologies related to the cognitive systems software market. The IDC TechScape is an evaluation based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assess vendors relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to success in a given market during the short term and long term.
According to Dave Schubmehl, research director and lead analyst for IDC's Cognitive Systems and Content Analytics 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. Clients can use this study to build a more effective road map to the future of how consumers and workers will be affected."