Colloquium Cognitive Systems

Cognitive Computing: The Future AI

Prof. Dr. Gordon Pipa (University of Osnabrück)


Abstract. Cognitive computing is a new field that merges artificial intelligence, machine learning and neuro-inspired information processing. Cognitive computing supports human users and experts by fast and interactive information exchange, based on human-like communication, including language, gestures and video streams. In that sense, a cognitive computing system imitates a human super assistant that has real time access to big data. In this talk, a scientific medley will be presented, composed of a few example systems, explaining the underlying machine learning tools and the implementation that highlight synergistic fusion inside cognitive computing systems. Examples include flu-prediction that is a cognitive computing platform which harvests data from twitter in order to speed up prediction of flu outbreaks in the US, and informs the user with natural language-based interaction, and applications and extensions of neuro-inspired computing, based on recurrent neuronal networks for learning real time control.

Bio. Prof. Pipa is currently chair of the Neuroinformatics Lab at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Osnabrueck University, Germany. He was as awarded tenured Chair for Neuroinformatics at the age of 36 after research positions at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. He studied physics with a focus on complex systems and statistical physics, holds a Ph.D. degree in computer science and Habilitation in biology. Additionally, he holds several patents in the domain of neuro-inspired image processing.