Cognitive Computing Experts ... 1st Meetup

Dear Cognitive Computers -- 

We will be meeting physically at SJSU (25 seats) and broadcasting a subset of the meeting materials via www.cognitivecomputingexperts.com, for those that cannot attend.  Dr. Tseng is moderator and Dr. Smith and I will present.

The first meeting is an orientation where we introduce the players, have our first presentation, discuss the subject (in some detail), and call a Case Study.

The Case Study is entitled "Outline the taxonomy of CCE insights and skills."  

Those who participate in the Case Study will present their findings at the beginning of the next CCE meetup.

Keep in mind: the next eight meetings lead up to the CCE certification process, via a peer review board.  Certification is not for everyone.  Only those that desire.

We all will have a fun, insightful, and profitable meeting; this time and always. That is the quality objective.

Also, never hesitate to give us feedback.  This group is for us.  For example, suggest a meetup topic that you might want to present.  -g

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  • Gary D.

    "From Ronald Zhang: Gary, It would be great if you can demo a real case or example what methods are specific to CC, and how they are applied in solving a real problem."

    Hi Ronald, I can and will do this with a request that came in yesterday. It is from NYC and is the application of CC to autism. However, only so much information can be communicated at a time, in one document. Therefore, I always start with the top level issues. Then you must ask me more details about one of the sub issues. This is divide and conquer, via taxonomy.

    These are communication chunks. They are the "quantum" leaps of understanding, to which Monica is referring.

    My dad once said, "If you think you know it all, you will not understand what is being presented." We must all try to be open to each other. -g

    May 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    At least three of us (out of 7 total attendees) went to this expecting it to be about computer based cognition. It wasn't. The address (given in a minor comment) was incorrect - it should have been S. 7th street instead of N. 7th street. The coffee was cold, and my paper cup leaked. The first talk was delivered over a speaker phone. The talk was fully buzzword compliant, starting with "cognitive computing", "paradigm shift", "quantum leap", "the next big thing after big data", and other hype, but nothing even explaining what Cognitive Computing really is for as long as I attended. I learned nothing and I have a hard time seeing *anyone* with any sense benefiting from this.

    There was also a lot of talk of how much money we would be making as consultants, and leading to a CCE certification that probably is less useful than even an MCSE from Microsoft. I was the second to leave, after 20 minutes.

    May 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh, and "Quantum leap", "Paradigm shift" and "the next thing after big data" are not terms to be defined in your sessions. They are pure hype words.

      May 23, 2014

    • Gary D.

      Monica, don't judge us so harshly just yet, I suggest. We are what you want (and am claiming to be). Output must be a page, web or otherwise, for a human or machine. What you seek, I think, is the essence of machined cognition. How does that work? I believe we can deliver that answer to your satisfaction. If you ask your question very precisely, I will answer it for the group. And thank you for being so dogged. Steel sharpens steel. -g

      May 24, 2014

  • Predrag T.

    Interesting, although the structure is not quite what I was expecting. Looking forward to learning more in the next 1-2 meetings, then deciding whether and in what form to get more involved in the CC initiative.

    May 22, 2014

  • Predrag T.

    Thanks, and have a good evening

    May 22, 2014

  • Predrag T.

    I have joined remotely. I can hear the speakers just fine. Not sure if I can be heard. Using a Cisco VoIP phone.

    May 22, 2014

  • Predrag T.

    Due to commitments at work (and the South Bay rush hour traffic), I will join remotely instead of in person. Looking forward to the presentations and discussion!

    May 22, 2014

  • Ronald Z.

    Sorry can't be on site due to some last minute stuff. Will try to attend on line.

    May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I am unable to make it due to a work commitment.

    May 22, 2014

  • Mike M.

    can't make it - next time.

    May 21, 2014

    • Chandra K.

      I am in the waiting list. Can I join in place of Mike?

      May 21, 2014

  • louise l.

    looking forward to learn.

    May 16, 2014

  • David H.

    Bummed I won't be able to make it!

    May 8, 2014

    • Gary D.

      Hi David. If you can log into www.cognitivecomputingex­perts.com at 6:30 PST on 5/22. This is the cyber broadcast site.

      May 9, 2014

    • David H.

      Awesome! Thanks for providing the link Gary!

      May 9, 2014

  • Gary D.

    We CCEs are theoretical and practical, at the same time. For example, after the presentation and discussion, a Case Study is called. A leader is select and a few people will help resolve the CC issues associate with that case. Each of these cases is a mini application of the complete theory.

    What CC cases make sense to you? Where do you feel CC technology is best applied?

    May 8, 2014

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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