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Microsoft Cognitive Computing via Open Source

Hi Microsoft Cognitive Computers (MCC),

IBM with Watson and BlueMix has taken the lead in Cognitive Computing.  Our goal, as Microsoft experts, is to catch up.  This is our first meeting. The room is limited to 40 people and sign-ups will be on a first-quality-come basis.  You must pre-register.  You must be technical talented.

This is a very, very technical meeting.  We are looking for a group to develop an open-source alternative to Watson.  Some call this Watson Jr.  I prefer to call it Gates.

You must be a programmer to attend.  Your should have a working knowledge of cognition, NLP, Data Analytics, AI, Decision Support, Adaptive Pages, etc.  This task will not be easy.  The universal cognitive algorithm is elusive.

CC is coming. It is the next step beyond Big Data. Think of it as "applied Big Data."

If you believe that applications will become more "cognitive" in the future, come join in our collective efforts to create an open source solution.  The goal is to make it better than the Watson BlueMix offering.

I hope to see a great deal of talent show up. -g

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello there, is there any shared documents for this meetup?

    May 20

  • XTALV1

    I would spark a subgoal of GatesOS called Thought-Sampling Plus Mind-Matching. Thought-Sampling is reported in "The Stream of Consciousness, Scientific Investigations into the Flow of Human Experience" (1970). Now, a smartphone would beep during the day with Poisson waiting time (30 to 120 minutes). On beep user records words representing their thoughts at the moment. Accumulation of records over months may be statistically analyzed by a website for a fee, returning a thought summary. Mind-Matching uses NLP, BDM, AI. Thought records would be matched up to all of great literature. The report would be names of characters with thoughts most like those of the user. People would pay for this. And, it would encourage people to read more, in search of themselves. I have reference books "Tell Me A Story", "In-Depth Understanding", "Naive Semantics for Natural Language Understanding", "Natural Language Understanding", and "English Syntax". What have you? Ellis D. Cooper [masked]

    June 14, 2014

    • Gary D.

      Our CCE Meetup in Boston will allow like-minded people to come together and develop what they choose, either in open or close source. Subgroups flow freely. Let me know how I can help. From one perspective, we are a CC application incubator (imho). -g

      1 · June 14, 2014

  • Michael F.


    June 13, 2014

  • Sergey D.

    Amazing crowd! I learned more on the subject of CC from people asking questions and explaining concepts. As for GatesOS... I am not sure the concept is solid and what this project suppose to achieve and why "Microsoft" besides funding. It was enjoyable event with bright people and serious topics.

    June 13, 2014

  • Henry S.

    The description is in conflict with itself.

    Caution: Don't make the mistake of trying to play catch up on a "me-too" of Watson and call it Watson Jr. Besides who wants to develop the #2 solution (or by the time this goes to market N+1 solution)? ....and why Microsoft?

    IMHO a competitive CC product should be customer-focused in providing a better solution to the same problems Watson is attempting to solve and come up with better approaches to Watson's weaknesses instead of cobbling a collection of technologies together to support a universal cognitive algorithm and calling it "Gates". Just my two cents from living in the practical business world.

    Peace and good luck,

    p.s. I would love to attend this meeting, but I have a prior conflict on this day. Maybe another time.

    May 13, 2014

    • Gary D.

      Henry, nicely said. You will see my use of your wisdom in the "Gates" initial plan. -g

      May 14, 2014

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