With Watson Assistant, you can build chatbots—solutions that understand natural language and respond to the user input. In order to not just return hard-coded answers, it is pretty common to integrate database systems and other services into the solution.
Effective December 1, 2018, the IBM Watson Speech to Text and Text to Speech services will be removing the free tiers from their Standard plans (i.e., the 1,000-free-minute tier in Speech to Text and 1,000,000-free-character tier in Text to Speech).
IBM Watson services will automatically change all accounts to support Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF), making it easier to connect to private endpoints. The upgrade will occur Saturday, November 10th from 5:30 PM US Eastern to 6:00 PM US Eastern in order to minimize impact to you and your customers’ workloads.
We are excited to announce that IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog is now available in the Frankfurt data center. Watson Knowledge Catalog is an intelligent cataloging service that lets you bring together and prepare analytic and AI assets.
As of September 28, 2018, we are introducing a standard plan for IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog and updating the existing Lite plan to open up capabilities, including data governance features across all plans.
The IBM Watson Group is aligning with the larger IBM Cloud strategy for account organization and access control to service instances. This involves enabling Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Resource Groups in US-South (Dallas) and EU-DE (Frankfurt) data centers.
Use the IBM Garage Method, Watson Studio, and Decision Optimization to democratize the access to high-powered data mining and optimize the decision-making process.
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, is investing in IBM's Cloud and Internet of Things technologies to power a data-analytics and predictive-maintenance solution for city infrastructure.