The Value of Cognitive Computing: Improving the Child Welfare System

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According to the World Health Organization, 25 percent of adults worldwide report having been physically abused as children. In the US alone, there are around 6 million child protective reports annually. Better tools are needed to prevent incidents of abuse and neglect and to improve the overall child welfare system.

Cognitive computing provides a powerful set of tools that can help child welfare organizations address many of the challenges they face today; challenges like high caseloads, inexperienced staff, accessing important case information from case notes and other unstructured formats, and sharing information within and between organizations.

But how can it actually be implemented to see results? Join our interactive socialcast on Thursday, June 23rd at 2-3 pm ET/11-Noon PT to learn why cognitive computing is one of the most promising new technologies for overcoming current challenges that child welfare professionals face.

Specifically, our government and industry experts will discuss:

  • What cognitive computing is and why it is important for state and local government organizations.
  • How child welfare personnel and their clients might experience an environment reshaped by cognitive tools.
  • The application of cognitive computing to a variety of problems and unmet needs hampering the child welfare system.


  • Chris Dorobek, Founder and Host, DorobekINSIDER
  • Daniel Stein, Co-Founder, Stewards of Change Institute
  • Martin Duggan,┬áDirector, Social Programs, IBM Watson Health
  • Lana Rees, Director, Office of Children and Youth, Erie County, PA