Although computers are better when it comes to processing and making calculations, they haven’t been able to accomplish some of the most basic human tasks, until now. Thanks to cognitive computing, machines are bringing human-like intelligence to many business applications, including big data.
So, what is cognitive computing? According to Forbes, “cognitive computing comes from a mashup of cognitive science—the study of the human brain and how it functions—and computer science.” This definition is a good place to start. However, to really understand what cognitive computing is, we have to go a little deeper.