Cognitive Computing solutions are the next generation of artificial intelligent systems, designed to process natural language, learn, reason, make decisions and solve problems, translating unstructured data into new key insights.

To create such solutions, three key things needs to be considered: collect all necessary knowledge and store it like it is stored in the human brain, then process information to make the machine aware, make it able to think and finally make sure that the solution is operating in an ethical way when taking decisions, actions and providing results.

Hyperion is best representing a vision and approach to Cognitive Computing.

In Greek mythology, Hyperion was one of the twelve Titan, child of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky). He and his brothers were believed to have cooperated in the creation of human beings, and each one gave humankind a gift. Hyperion’s gift was sight. His name actually means “he who watches from above”. Hyperion was ascribed the characteristics of the “God of the Light, Watchfulness and Wisdom”.

• Watching things from above, lightening them from different angles, will make it possible to collect more information and process this knowledge to explore multiple solutions and pick-up the best one.

• Watchfulness can be compared to the state or quality of being vigilant or concentrated. This occurs during the day, while our cerebral cortex is activated, enabling attention, perception, awareness, thought, memory, language, and consciousness.

• Wisdom is the quality of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right. It is a kind of mental disposition of the soul. It can be considered as an important virtue helping people doing the right thing, at the right time, and in the right way. It is one of the necessary steps to go to be well and happy.

Providing help, assisting people, find solutions to problems requires that a given situation is understood. And this is really complex since many cognitive processes and psychological features are involved.

Intelligence is a human thing. It can be defined by our ability to reason, make decisions and solve problems. These cognitive processes are linked to psychological features such as emotions, sentiments or needs. These mental states are providing additional context related key insights which once added to other available inputs will create a conglomerate of information, providing us with a mental representation of the situation, enabling our awareness and adapting our behaviors and actions.

The challenge is to put these human things inside something immaterial, inside a machine so that this machine can act like a human.

During the planning phase of a digital transformation journey, businesses will identify improvement opportunities which will require the usage of cognitive computing solutions. MacAnima will help businesses to select the best modernization strategies to follow in order to adapt their processes and application software architecture to support the implementation of cognitive computing solutions.

The biggest challenge businesses will have to implement cognitive computing solutions is to have the right framework. This framework, liking together mental activities, cognitive processes and psychological features is key to define how information is processed by each functional component. This is where MacAnima will help by providing a dedicated framework and a methodology, helping to specify the main processes to be implemented, the associated relevant data structure and guidance on how to handle information in a natural way.

We started from there as we created MacAnima to make machines smarter and build the next generation of Cognitive AI.