International conference on cognitive computing

Every decision a person takes in future will be done with the aid of cognitive-based systems, opined Embedded Control Systems and Networking Laboratory Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA Director Dr Jagannathan Sarangapani on Friday.

He was speaking after inaugurating one-day international conference on ‘Cognitive Computing and Information Processing’ organised as part of the birth Centenary celebrations of Dr Shivarathri Rajendra Swamiji at Golden Jubilee hall.

Addressing the gathering, he said that cognitive computing is an emerging paradigm of intelligent computing methodologies and systems that implement computational intelligence by autonomous inferences and perceptions mimicking the mechanism of the brain. “The era of last 50 years transformed the modes of computing. Now all the applications are programmed. But the fundamental question that arises is can we make a computer learn, sense and adopt? To which man computer symbiosis is necessary.”

Continuing further, he said that cognitive computing is considered as the most powerful computing technology of the future. “Worldwide, researchers are developing powerful computational tools based on the cognitive abilities of the human brain. It is also multi-faceted and used in the field of medicine, genetics, brain science, electronics, communication, power systems (smart grids) and marketing (smart cities).”

Forty-five peer reviewed technical articles would be presented by researchers from India, Singapore and USA. It has four distinguished articles, keynote talks. Jagannathan would speak on ‘a novel hybrid reinforcement learning approach and its application to optimal control of dynamic terms’.

As part of the conference, the institution has organised four pre-tutorials on thrust areas and a special tutorial on ‘how to do a good PhD.’

JSSS and T University VC Prof B G Sangameshawara, Prof C Ranganathaih, Prof M H Dhananjaya, SJCE Principal Prof Syed Shakeeb ur Rahman and others were present.

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