We attended this huge IBM event along with 17 000 other participants in Las Vegas

The event was all about – you guessed it – IBM Watson artificial intelligence and about cognitive business in general.

We heard about how cognitive solutions and artificial intelligence are used at various industries. We heard many interesting use cases from health companies and financial institutions to car manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz and General Motors.

IBM President and CEO Ginni Rometty forecast that within five years artificial intelligence will be a part of all important decision making. Aim for artificial intelligence is extended intelligence – AI will extend intelligence of financial professionals, doctors and insurance handlers alike.

Before being able to go cognitive companies need to create established systems and routines for capturing data, enriching it into knowledge, using it and managing it.

Cognitive computing (and business) will be more and more critical for gaining success and getting ahead of competition.