Big Data analytics and the Internet of Things are still relative newcomers.
Given how quickly technology moves, though, it's not surprising that their
next incarnations are already being talked about: cognitive analytics and a
much-grown Internet of Things (IoT).
We all know about the Internet of Things: it's data from a host of
Web-connected devices that can be analyzed and studied, just like traditional
data analytics. But what is cognitive analytics? Think back to old sci-fi
shows. Remember the insanely smart, almost-human robot sidekick? Cognitive
analytics isn't there yet, but it does emulate that heady mixture of massive
processing power and advanced logical capabilities. In some cases, cognitive
analytics could be used to interact with humans; in others, it could handle
tasks with very little human input.
Current Examples of Cognitive Analytics and the Intern... (more)