Vital to invest in scientific research
By Zachary J. Lemnios
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Several weeks ago, a group of business leaders and university scholars in management, science and the social sciences convened at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center to forge a shared research agenda for cognitive computing.
The aim of the group, including leaders from MIT, New York University, Carnegie Mellon, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was to set research priorities, engage in collaborations and identify gaps in research and funding—all with the goal of accelerating progress in creating computing systems that augment human effort and intelligence.
The group sent a clear message: It’s imperative for society to re-double its