Topic: "Cognitive Computing in Society."
Rob High is one of the world's leaders in artificial intelligence, as well as a distinguished
architect and technical strategist with a long history in distributed system component models.
As the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for IBM Watson, High leads the IBM team
responsible for bringing cognitive computing to the world, supporting the development of deep
natural language processing and other cognitive computing capabilities in the areas of speech,
language, vision, and reasoning. Under his leadership, Watson is ushering in a new era in
computing in which systems are able to interact in natural language, analyze large volumes of
unstructured data, respond to complex questions with evidence-based answers, and discover new
actionable patterns and insights. High is recognized as one of the world's most exceptional technical
professionals and was named an IBM Fellow in 2008 for his pioneering work in the field of SOA and
for his leadership of the SOA Foundation.
Reception: 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
BRIC 3160 Elevator Landing
Refreshments will be provided.
For directions to the BRIC please visit