Cognitive Computing: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBM

The goal of cognitive computing is to get a computer to behave, think and interact the way humans do. In 5 years, machines will emulate human senses, each in their own special way.

Every year IBM makes predictions about 5 technology innovations that stand to change the way we live within the next 5 years. See all IBM 5 in 5 predictions at

47 thoughts on “Cognitive Computing: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBM

  1. When computers begin computing cognitively, we then must determine if and when it's appropriate to treat such a machine as a thinking entity, as an individual. I'm more than a bit uncomfortable with the idea. The thought of the first cognitive computer interacting with its human designers and asking "Who am I?" is something out of a science fiction nightmare, but one I can see rapidly approaching as technology evolves.

  2. Asimov's Rules of Robotics
    1. A robot must never, through action or inaction, allow a human to come to harm.
    2. A robot must obey all orders given by it's master except when such orders conflict with Rule 1
    3. A robot must protect it's own existence except when such existence would conflict with Rule 1 and Rule 2

  3. why would you guys even treat a robot like that if they think and interacted like that..You people being scared and down talking the robots would probably be the one to set off something of a Robotic take over

  4. Technology wasn't supposed to evolve this quickly, Who the fuck would want computers to have personalities……smh

  5. Why do folks take the time to watch a video knowing before hand they will make some absurd / rude / dumb comment having nothing to do with the video? If folks don't want improved technology, fine. Watch a video on basket weaving instead.

    I think if "perceptive" was used instead of "cognitive" we would get a better grasp of what the video is trying to say. I would LOVE a device that could emit smells for cooking.

  6. Development of hard- and software is great. But with great capacities come great responsibilities. So a plea for development in (AI/)IT-ethics. How? Let’s discuss it out in the open!

    Possible lead: ‘Is Terminator/Skynet scenario likely to happen as we see it now (2013)”


  7. In love of life, Artificial Intelligence will bring about a New World, and perfect Inventions. Perfect Medicine. How do we get computers to behave and think and interact the way humans do? All binary code combinations that keep going random perfectly at credible speed, over and over and over and over again, to simultaneous. – HTB

  8. We start from the middle then we are able to pronounce the extremes. (little omen of light just showed, well done Borno! Well done). So we start from the 50 percent of all binary code combination codes possible and set the wave for what is effective, hence pleasurable, and what is ineffective, the opposite, to have them then meet again so to have all effective.

  9. One program idea with another is a new idea. One invention and a new one is an innovation. One business idea and another is a new business idea, (fast food Diet Vegan), and, two of any concept of any field in any era together brings about inspiration, and, that goes Nasa. I mean, any positive field. Plus, two extreme parallels lift up the center which is meditation, or active contemplation. One behavior and another behavior is a new behavior. Technology teaches us new behaviors.

  10. I am a chosen one: If you are a magi, I was born 8/7/87 at supposedly 8:7 PM, just about, and, well, lol… who am I? God. Right?

  11. If I was to get something like this, the only thing I would have it smell would be my ass. This is worthless IBM. Make something useful, dumbfucks.


  13. One sec, I'm attempting to give a shit about what some troll has to say about my opinion. Once I'm done with that, I'll be sure to make a much more useful device.

  14. Robots, to control the NWO? They can't be human, unless they act like a human. What does this mean for the humans?

  15. Awesome innovations that are innevitable and not by far as dangerous as most people here are suggesting.They will make our lives so much easier! A link with iRobot is made here, seriously, peepz? Better to be from the minds of a socially responsible company such as IBM with their experience than a reckless one. I have no doubt that sufficient security measures will be in place (have you seen IBM's security line up? They probably protect 90% of all your data already) if these are even necessary.

  16. This is absolute waste of time. There is no viable use of computers like this. Imagine a group of hackers getting access to these stuff. Already with Internet, we are having security issues. With this technology ,humans are under constant threat. 

  17. why are so many shitting their pants 'cause the robots might "harm" us ? I mean we kill each other since the dawn of time a few robots would change something and if we let them think like we do they will probably end up killing each other just like we do.

  18. IBM = Death.  IN the future computers will be able to touch, taste, and smell your enslavement and have the ability to use these capabilities against society in a profound way. Controlling the people is priority for trans national corporations, coming from a dark history and beginnings of this profit driven Corp. ITS just a matter of time before touch, taste, and smell will be used against everyone. Brings a whole new dimension to advertisement, These BOLD FACED LAIR'S…

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