Blog Archive

The Intelligence of Every Thing

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Blog

Since their invention computers have forced us to adapt to the way they work within their predefined processes and rules... When Jim Fleming and Dr... Manny Aparicio created Saffron, they believed there had to be a more natural human-machine collaboration where […]

What’s So Special About Saffron’s Associative Memory?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Blog

Saffron Technology is dedicated to helping humans make smarter business decisions with our patented Associative Memories (AM), which work like the human brain, storing connections and counts and their context, but a thousand times faster... Saffron has overcome some important […]

A New Milestone

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Blog

Saffron Technology is focused on combining the genius methods of the human brain with the power of computing... Since investing in the company in 2006, I have had the opportunity to participate in Saffron’s growth and evolution... Today, years of […]

Helping Doctors Accurately Differentiate Heart Diseases from Echocardiography

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Blog

Cognitive computing describes an exciting new chapter in machine learning and is beginning to transform industries such as defense, security, and manufacturing...  Cognitive computing, as represented by unique next generation software platforms, designed and modeled after the human brain by […]

Classification for Higher Accuracy of Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis Using Saffron’s Supervised Learning

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Blog

We used one of the toughest examples in the clinical world where multivariable data is important for arriving at the correct diagnosis:  the differentiation of mechanical deformation patterns (measured by echo) seen in constrictive pericarditis vs... restrictive cardiomyopathy... Previous investigations […]

The Science Behind Saffron’s Cognitive Computing Platform

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Blog

The promise and limitations of cognitive computing (CD) have been widely discussed recently...  This blog attempts to show you how we can realize more of the promise by overcoming some important limitations, like scalability to Big Data or adding knowledge […]

Universal Cognitive Distance and Time: Tracking “Things” in Information Space

By Dr... Manuel Aparicio IV Cognitive Computing is defined as more brain-like and more human-like thinking...  This begs the question, “How do we reason?”  Douglas Hofstadler and Emmanuel Sander have written Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire […]

Predictive Analytics or Cognitive Anticipation: What’s in a Word? – Part 1

By Dr... Manuel Aparicio IV Predictive Analytics is red hot! Last week, Saffron attended Predictive Analytics World, collocated with Text Analytics World... Chris Sailer from the Gates Foundation (a Saffron customer) presented “Predicting Threats For The Gates Foundation – Protecting […]

Big Data Requires Cognitive Computing for Model-Free Machine Learning

As I prepare for speaking next week at the Big Data Exchange in Berkeley, I am reminded of Gus Hunt’s opening words at GigaOM Structure Data in March 2013: “Big Data is so last year...” Well then, what is there […]

Avoid a Global Risk Crisis: 3 Considerations for the Board Level

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Blog, Risk analysis, Risk intelligence

Intelligence collection, spying — getting the bad guys…we think of this as the stuff of Hollywood and Washington, DC but in reality intelligence collection and analysis is critical to winning in the private sector... What are your competitors up-to? Who […]