Gartner Research

Analytics and Learning Technology: CIOs, CTOs Should Rethink Art of the Possible

Published: 02 May 2011

ID: G00211855

Analyst(s): Merv Adrian , Yvonne Genovese

Summary

CIOs should rethink the art of the possible to redefine IT's contribution in using information to support business strategy, competition and operational decisions.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Analysis

  • Rethinking the Art of the Possible Using Key Attributes of Watson
    • Extreme Information Processing Is Driven by Rich Information Types
    • The Importance of Natural-Language Processing
    • Ability to See Patterns, Remember and Learn
    • Pattern Matching and Pattern Recognition
    • Machine Learning Extends the Power of Rule-Based Approaches
    • Parallel Hardware Architectures Make Latency a Choice
  • So What Was Really Under the Covers of Watson (and Can It be Replicated)?

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