CITRIS Big Data Seminar Series 9/23
October 8, 2013 - 8:53pm
SSB 170
People and Robots Jan 29 2014
Improving the efficiency with which we use energy is often said to be the most cost-effective way to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, such improvements usually lower the cost of using energy-intensive goods and may create wealth from the energy savings, both of which lead to increased energy use, a “rebound’’ effect. Disagreements about the magnitude of energy efficiency rebound are immense and play a central role in debates over the role energy efficiency can play in combating climate change. But these differing views seem to stem as much from the lack of a common...
People and Robots Jan 22 2014
This talk focuses on a cognitive computing approach to handle common problems within utilities, concentrating on utility operations and exploring the concept of using cognitive models and the underlying technologies that support it. I will discuss such topics as big data, analytics, sensing and the Internet of Things (IoT), along with the cognitive modeling schema.In addition, I will present examples of business problems that could utilize cognitive computing capabilities, along with issues and challenges to this type of approach. Chris Couper is an IBM Distinguished Engineer with over thirty...