Cognitive computing is used in numerous artificial intelligence
notably expert systems, natural language programming and neuronal and
robotic networks. According to the International
by 2020, 50% of all data analysis tools will use predictive modelling
technology based on cognitive functions.
Numerous sectors are concerned.
IBM's "Watson" super-computer helps doctors carry out diagnoses
as well as helping sales people to understand their markets.
In France, the Crédit Mutuel CIC bank wants to use such technology
to help employees deal with customer emails. In the UK, clothing
company Macy's is experimenting with an intelligent mobile app
which answers client questions based on the specific store they are
in, to help them find the best-suited locally available products.