As of October 25, 2016, we are changing the name of the IBM Predictive Analytics service. The new name is “IBM Watson Machine Learning”.
Our new name reflects the direction we are taking to provide deeper and more sophisticated self-learning capabilities as well as enhanced model management and deployment functionality within the service. This cognitive ability for computers and models to learn and evolve without changes having to be explicitly programmed is best understood within the analytics space as “Machine Learning” and so we are aligning our service name with this terminology.
All the capabilities of the existing offering including model repository and service APIs will not be impacted so you will not need to make any alterations as a result of this name change. Additionally, there is no change to current charge metrics or prices.
To show how powerful Bluemix could be for making wearable devices really helpful, we’ve built a simple app that counts the number of repetitions you perform when you exercise. And yes, you can obtain this app and the tools needed to build your own flavor.
As a developer advocate for Bluemix, I regularly talk with other developers about the capabilities and benefits of IBM Bluemix. In these conversations, I often use a pitch similar to the one in this video.
With the opening ceremonies less than a month away, the Rio Olympics will showcase the most innovative technology the Games has ever seen. From sensors that allow fans to monitor athletes’ heart rates in real time, to lap counters at the bottom of swimming lanes, technology is changing the entire landscape of sports. What’s even more interesting is the way cloud technology is revolutionizing the way athletes eat, sleep, and train to improve their overall health, eliminate injury, and achieve optimum performance.