Intel takes business for cognitive computing over




Intel announced that it has acquired the Saffron, a company that specializes in cognitive computing. The startup has a platform of “natural intelligence” features, which is already applied in practice. Intel sees the technology as opportunities in consumer products.

According to Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of Intel New Technology Group, has Saffron technique in your home that is able to record data from various sources and self connect dots the ‘to help businesses with all types of decision . This could already be used by companies to anticipate market trends, optimize processes and reduce risks.

Cognitive computers are able to learn from the information they will be available. That gives them a human-like intelligence and analytical thinking, which can be used to solve complex problems. IBM has been putting great emphasis on cognitive computing with its supercomputer Watson.

Intel wants to apply cognitive computing not only in servers for analyzing business data, but also sees opportunities in the market for consumer products. It would according to Intel can be used in small devices which have to be able to perceive real-time information and complex to interpret. The blog post in which Walden acquisition announces features the tag ‘wearable’, he also called internet-of-things like application.

Saffron, as part of Intel’s New Devices Group continue to operate independently and also contribute to the development of new devices and technologies from Intel. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


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