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September 11, 2018

Migrating from Retrieve and Rank and Document Conversion to Watson Discovery

Watson Retrieve and Rank and Document Conversion services will be permanently sunset on October 3, 2018. Switch now to Watson Discovery!

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September 6, 2018

Explore New Possibilities in Contracts with Compare & Comply Beta Release

The Beta release of Compare & Comply is now available as of September 6th, 2018, making C&C more accessible to a wider range of businesses. This release delivers new ways for clients to interact with the original C&C service and access wholly new capabilities.

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August 7, 2018

Dropping Prices for Watson Compare & Comply

Watson Element Classification will reduce its per-page price by 50% starting September 1, 2018, to meet the needs of organizations processing large numbers of contractual documents.

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June 26, 2018

Watson Discovery Pricing Changes

You spoke, we listened! In response to feedback from our customers, we are rolling out new pricing plans for Watson Discovery, effective August 1, 2018. Read on to learn more about Discovery pricing changes. Watson Discovery is a cloud native AI-powered insight engine that enables you to effortlessly find value in any data. Whether you […]

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March 19, 2018

A predictive Machine Learning model from Build to Retrain

This post is an excerpt from our solution tutorial that walks you through the process of building a predictive machine learning model, deploying it as an API to be used in applications, testing the model and retraining the model with feedback data. All of this happening in an integrated and unified self-service experience on IBM Cloud.

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February 15, 2018

Streaming Analytics adds beta plans to introduce new features

The Streaming Analytics service in the IBM Cloud is an advanced analytic platform allowing user-developed applications to quickly ingest, analyze, and correlate information as it arrives from a wide variety of real-time data sources. Today, an enhanced version of the service has been released as a beta, to introduce some exciting new features.

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February 6, 2018

Chatbots: Some tricks with slots in conversations

If you follow my private blog you might remember that I have been using the IBM Watson Conversation service and DB2. My goal was to write a database-driven Slackbot, a Slack app that serves as chat interface to data stored in Db2. I will write more about that entire Slackbot soon, but today I wanted to share some chatbot tricks I learned. How to gather input data, perform checks and clean up the processing environment.

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January 29, 2018

Chatbot Best Practices

One of the most frequent questions clients ask when visiting a Cloud Garage is "Can you build us a chatbot?" This question is reflective of an industry-wide trend towards more natural language in computerised interactions, and also more automation of interactions currently handled by humans. Today, there are currently more than 33,000 chatbots on Facebook Messenger alone. Many businesses are turning to Watson Conversation to help take out cost and improve user satisfaction. Our Hursley Labs colleague Simon Burns has written an excellent series of articles on how to write great Watson chatbots, which you should definitely go read. Think of this blog as a supplement, with our experiences from the field. To address this pressing question, I’ve compiled a set of considerations for you to address when deciding whether a chatbot is truly the solution to your business needs.

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November 20, 2017

Webinar: (Case study) GreenQ uses serverless technology to improve city services

As the leanest form of container-based application computing, serverless functions as a service (FaaS) run code exactly when needed, at exactly the right scale, either through direct API invocation or as triggered by specific other events. Functions are powerfully well-suited for managing API connections across clouds, processing IoT data streams, and implementing connections between microservices […]

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