The race to develop and deploy cognitive systems is on. Immature and rapidly changing, the current cognitive systems landscape is made up of a small but steadily growing group of cognitive tools, APIs, platforms, and application vendors. The cognitive “holy grail” they seek: high-impact, rapidly-delivered cognitive systems.
In the Cognitive Systems market, five deployment types have emerged:
1. Cognitive Tools & APIs
2. Embedded Cognitive/AI Functionality
3. Native Cognitive Applications
4. Cognitive System Deployments
5. Autonomous Cognitive Systems
Current Cognitive System deployments have a variety of approaches, ambitions, and complexities. Early developers and funders of Cognitive Systems place a premium on how long it takes to “go live” and recognize material cognitive benefit.
For each Cognitive System deployment type, the following Cognitive Value Model provides context, illustrates the time-to-value versus the relative benefit realized, and identifies sample technologies and implementations.