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Title: Smart Machines: IBM’s Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing
Authors:John E. Kelly III and Steve Hamm
Publisher: Columbia Business School Publishing
Date: October 2013
IBM Watson‘s Jeopardy! victory revealed how scientists and engineers are building machines that sense, learn, reason, and interact with people in more natural, intelligent ways to provide insight and advice, expanding the boundaries of science and technology.

In Smart Machines, the authors discuss the meaning and impacts of “cognitive systems” for general audiences, providing  a window into the future of computing. Cognitive systems promise to penetrate complexity and assist people and organizations in better decision making.

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