It is easy to get involved in CSIG

CSIG = Cognitive Systems Institute Group

Mission: cognitive assistants for all occupations in smart service systems.
http://www.slideshare.net/spohrer/cognitive-20140912-v3

Join the CSIG LinkedIn discussions for more updates, pointers, and to see what others are doing
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Cognitive-Systems-Institute-6729452

Ask about teaching a course with Watson – Watson University Programs
http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/academic.html

Try IBM Watson Services on Bluemix
https://ace.ng.bluemix.net/#/solutions/solution=watson

Try IBM Watson Analytics on your data
http://www.ibm.com/analytics/watson-analytics/

Learn about the Cognitive Systems Institute Group (CSIG) community, challenges, awards and information resources here:
http://cognitive-science.info
Tweet with hashtag #Cognitive2.0 to send items to the website

Try Bluemix – register here
http://ibm.biz/HackBluemix

Try Bluemix – learn and access Watson services and Weka, open machine learning services
http://ibm.biz/LearnBluemix
More Bluemix component award categories coming (scroll to bottom)

CSIG helps identify funding for cognitive assistants for all occupations in smarter service systems:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14610/nsf14610.htm
Try out O*NET here – type in an occupation (e.g., “biochemist”)
http://www.onetonline.org/

Download O*NET descriptions of nearly 1000 occupations
http://www.onetcenter.org/database.html?p=2

FYI: U Tronto Students Prototype a Watson Paralegal Cognitive Assistant
http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/1230021/watson-challenge-winners-at-u-of-t-want-to-create-a-great-canadian-company/
In 2014, ten universities taught with Watson, in 2015 nearly 100 will teach with Watson
Student projects are building a prototype and business plan for a company that is part of the Watson Ecosystem

Some cognitive systems gaps and challenges here:
http://cognitive-science.info/research-challenges/

For more information contact your regional IBM lead:
http://www.ibm.com/university

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