by Tom Austin | April 24, 2013 | Comments Off on What should technologies like IBM’s Watson and Google’s Knowledge Graph mean to you?
I’ve seen the future … and now it’s within grasp. It’s going to impact your life and your work before this decade is out.
We just published a note entitled Exploit the Intersect of IBM’s Social Business and Solution Selling Strategies.
A part of that note, probably one quarter, dives into what has been fascinating me for many, many years. There’s only so many features you can stick into an email program or a content editing tool. Particularly if you’re text-centric. Where do we go after the 177th version of a personal productivity tool suite? The 34th iteration of instant messaging? The 500th document database? So much of what we’re doing now is reinventing and refining what we were already doing in the pre-client-server era. Back in the late 80’s at Digital Equipment, we had a vision and architecture for compound documents in GUI environments…how many more iterations of that do we really need?
There’s more coming, very different. It’s not a new kerning tool. Or the next great slide transition mechanism. It’s about the rise of smart assistants. Natural language processing. Semantic analysis. Massive parallelization. Rule-based systems with machine learning. Pattern recognition and matching. Marry that to the scale of what Google can do and what IBM, with Watson and co-development partners can do.
Start with Google. Witness, for example:
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