As background for the GIC session: Evidence in Internet governance: measurement and data-mining on 19 November, this paper by Goran S. Milovanović :
• provides a simple explanation of what cognitive technologies are.
• gives an overview of the main idea of cognitive science (why human minds and computers could 
be thought of as being essentially similar kinds of systems).
• discusses in brief how developments in engineering and fundamental research interact to result 
in cognitive technologies.
• presents an example of applied cognitive science (text‑mining) in the mapping of the Internet 
governance debate.

The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM and the Canton of Geneva

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