By Dr. Aya Soffer,
Director Cognitive Analytics at IBM Research
Attending Insight? The IBM Research @ Insight day will give
you a glimpse into some of the new technologies that will help transform
businesses into cognitive businesses that can take the leap from just data, to
insight and knowledge.
Among the program topics, my colleagues and I
will share IBM’s vision of future technologies – from data curation and
advanced multi-modal analytics to scaling up systems using machine learning on
Spark and applying analytics in education scenarios.
Join us for Research Day at Insight 2015, where you can
meet our scientists and hear more about new research technology trends and
the solutions that will solve these challenges.
Las Vegas on 25 October 2015 at the Mandalay Bay South
Convention Center (Lagoon D meeting room)!
In the talk about Content Services
, Sekar Krishnamurthy, Sriram
Raghavan, and Mary Roth describe a set of tools and technologies that improve collaboration,
discovery, content enrichment, and democratize access to content, enabling data
curation at scale. Dalit Naor will cover some of the underlying analytics and
storage platforms, in particular how to integrate OpenStack Swift with opensource platforms
like Kafka (via Secor), Spark, CouchDB, Tachyon, Hadoop, and
ElasticSearch in order to
perform analytics close to the data. Wie
Tan, will describe new techniques that demonstrate significantly
enhanced Spark performance by exploiting attached GPU accelerators. In the last
session before the break, Sima Nadler and Suresh Chari will describe advanced
Research in Information privacy and Security.
session opens with a talk by Lisa Amini about Knowledge Graphs – what are they,
why do we need them, and how do we represent knowledge in a way computers can
use this knowledge to reason. Then Tal Drory and John Smith will cover two
major research efforts in the area of multimedia analytics: In the first talk Tal
will describe how we understand the world via video cameras on mobile devices,
and use this information for augmented reality applications. In the second talk,
John will explain a set of cognitive vision capabilities that allow developers
to easily compose solutions that analyze, tag and search photos and videos. These capabilities are now available as
Services on the Watson Developer Cloud.
Education is an area I am particularly excited about. In
this talk Satya Nitta and Lin Zhou will
describe their work in education starting by asking questions, like: “What is a
school?” How do we model a school? We need to understand what data is involved,
what processes exist, how these processes are related to each other, and how it
all works. Only then can we create cognitive tutors, personalized learning
agendas, and customized content for students.
I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas and sharing the
vision of our worldwide Research team with you.
Labels: augmented reality, data curation, IBM Insight 2015, knowledge graphs, machine learning, multimedia analytics, personalized education, Research@Insight, Spark