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  • Brad Haaf

    But is there enough computing power in the world to give everyone a cognitive assistant ? Or is it a 1 billion out of 8 by 2030 kinda thing ?

  • Supriya Desai, Desai Transformation

    Fantastic way of thinking about the value of technology – especially in the case of cognitive computing technology like Watson: What is the price of not knowing? In the case of the United States healthcare system, it's possible that the price of not knowing may be in the neighborhood of $1 trillion. What could we do that money instead that could have a positive impact on society? What others entrenched problems have plagued humanity that we might be able to solve? What solutions work best to keep girls in school in developing nations? What factors most strongly correlate to corruption in government and how early can we detect them? That kind of world-changing, ethically-minded, large-scale opportunism is, in my mind and as a lay person, the real power of this brave new world of cognitive computing.

  • Supriya Desai, Desai Transformation

    Fantastic way of thinking about the value of technology – especially in the case of cognitive computing technology like Watson: What is the price of not knowing? In the case of the United States healthcare system, it's possible that the price of not knowing may be in the neighborhood of $1 trillion. What could we do that money instead that could have a positive impact on society? What others entrenched problems have plagued humanity that we might be able to solve? What solutions work best to keep girls in school in developing nations? What factors most strongly correlate to corruption in government and how early can we detect them? That kind of world-changing, ethically-minded, large-scale opportunism is, in my mind and as a lay person, the real power of this brave new world of cognitive computing.

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