Watson Data Kit New Beta Planned, Current Beta is Ending

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Announced at IBM Think in March, Watson Data Kits will provide licensed, machine-readable data to train Watson in the nuances of specific industries and use cases. The  kits are being designed to  reduce AI training time from months to as little as minutes, accelerating AI development to support faster, more-informed decision making for business leaders.  Learn more here.

The Watson Data Kits team is developing a new approach for delivering additional value with the kits, and is ending the current beta of the Watson Data Kit for travel POI on IBM Cloud.

End of Beta Date: May 22, 2018

As of May 22,new instances of the Watson Data Kit for travel POI cannot be provisioned. However, existing instances will continue to be supported.

End of Beta Support Date: May 24, 2018

  • For a period of 2 days after the End of Beta Date, through May 23, all existing instances will continue to be available on the Services dashboard in the IBM Cloud console. All existing instances will also continue to be supported by Watson Data Kits.
  • Any instance still provisioned as of the End of Beta Support Date, May 24, 2018, will be deleted.
  • Please delete your Watson Data Kit for travel POI instances before the End of Beta Support Date.

Beta users will be notified of new Data Kit developments as they happen.  Stay in touch by visiting


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