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Leveraging Cognitive for Disability Use Cases

POSTED IN: Cognitive Wingman

Exploring a Framework for Leveraging Cognitive & Technology to help individuals with Disabilities


Opportunity Classes:

  1. COGNITIVE WINGMAN -> Autism Spectrum and Social Disorders >  Real time buddy helping people navigate life and social
  2. COMPREHEND & CLARIFY CONTENT -> Helping to surface signal and distill information
  3. LEARNING & COGNITIVE EXTENDERS -> Helping create connections and amplify abilities - Loci
  4. VISION AUGMENT -> Using Cognitive / Cloud to help people with visual impairments better see/understand the world around them
  5. HEARING AUGMENT -> Help hearing impaired people extract the signal from the acoustic surroundings (voice/speech, noises, etc) into signal (e.g. SMS)
  6. MOBILITY -> helping people with mobility challenges by leveraging verbal utterances / brain electrical / nerve impulses.

5 Typical Value Clusters (WDC)

1. Data Enrichment, Augmentation & Tagging (enriching & organizing unstructured data )
2. Sensemaking, Interpretation, and Understanding (understanding unstructured data at scale)
3. Interaction, Responses and Conversations (engaging and interacting with humans; AI / bots / augmentation)
4. Translation (translating languages, intents, formats, ideas)
5. Visual Recognition and Image Analysis (seeing & interpreting visual data)

As IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said "AI systems will revolve around augmenting human intelligence and AI won't replace humans anytime soon. Our technology, products, services, and policies will be designed to enhance and extend human capability, expertise, and potential. Our position is based not only on principle but also on science"


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Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Hi! I like to play with data, analytics and hack around with robots and gadgets in my garage. Lately I've been learning about machine learning.

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