Cognitive Computing: Creepy and Constructive Technology

By Joe BasquesManaging Editor

Today we start our coverage of Big Data issues as a regular part of New Tech Press special reports.

Cognitive computing has been around for a while but has been sitting primarily in the realm of science fiction.  It's coming into reality very fast and it is as creepy and as productive as advertised.  Yes, it means machines that can think like we do but do it faster and come up with more efficient solutions.  But that also means eliminating a lot of danger in the development of new technology (like the infamous  software glitch in the Toyota Prius).

New Tech Press sat down with Saffron Technology in Austin, Texas recently to talk about the potential of thinking machines.