The skills implications of Cognitive Computing

A session at The 2nd Annual STEMtech Conference & Showcase

Wednesday 29th April, 2015

2:20pm to 3:10pm (GMT)

Computers are changing, so the way we teach children to use them will have to change.

We're at the start of a new era of computing.

IBM, the British Computer Society, and others point at early examples of an emerging era of "cognitive computing", and how this will transform the way people interact with computers.

Analysts like Gartner say "The smart machine era will be the most disruptive in the history of IT. New systems that begin to fulfill some of the earliest visions for what information technologies might accomplish — doing what we thought only people could do and machines could not —are now finally emerging.”

The way we currently teach computing is based on today's computers. As this new shift begins to emerge, the way we teach computing will have to change, to prepare children for these new computing paradigms.

In this talk, Dale Lane, a developer on IBM's cognitive computing system, Watson, will outline some likely technology shifts, and discuss the impact this might have on computing curriculums of the future.

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Dale Lane

Developer for IBM working on Watson. Also a mobile and gadget geek, father of two small girls and a youth charity trustee.

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Time 2:20pm3:10pm GMT

Date Wed 29th April 2015

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