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Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week recently asked, “So what’s a smart machine? As a computing model designed to analyze growing volumes of unstructured data, including video, images, and human language, a smart machine, or cognitive computing system, uses artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to ‘sense, predict, infer and, in some ways, think,’ according to IBM. In a recent report, Cool Vendors in Smart Machines, 2014, Gartner named three well known examples of smart machines, including IBM’s Watson, Google Now, and Apple’s Siri, and predicted the technology will gain wider acceptance this decade. It also spotlighted a few up-and-coming vendors in the genre, including AlchemyAPI, Digital Reasoning, Highspot, Lumiata, and Narrative Science.” Read more