Cognitive Computing

July 12, 2017

Lively chatbots: Best Practices

More and more chatbots are being developed and there are good reasons for it. Not all chatbot projects succeed. Often, missing user acceptance is stated. The dialog system might not have hit the nerve, might not have fitted into the target environment. Would you talk with a friend who does not remember your name is repeating the same five phrases over and over again? I would not. So what can be done to make chatbots more lively, more human-like? Here are some best practices and ideas on how to implement them.

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June 26, 2017

Building chatbots: more tips and tricks

You build your first chatbot and it is working ok. Did you know that you can make chatbots even more interactive? That you can access conversation metadata and application variables inside the dialog nodes? You can even use predicates to tailor output to the usage scenario. As a follow up from our "Lessons and Tips from a Chatbot Hackathon", let's dig deeper into important features of the IBM Watson Conversation service on the IBM Cloud with Bluemix.

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April 8, 2017

Interested in drones and visual recognition tech? 6 Resources to get you up to speed

The Aero Expo, the Global Show for General Aviation, is running in my hometown Friedrichshafen from today until the weekend. One of the expo and conference topics is drones of the future (AERODrones UAS Expo). Drones or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) have been and are a hot topic for IBM and its customers. Let me give a brief overview of some interesting work where drones, artificial intelligence, analytics, database systems, Internet of Things (IoT) and the IBM Cloud come together.

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December 21, 2016

IBM Watson and Bluemix Guide the Sleigh

What if travel planning could be simplified? What if you were given answers to your travel challenges instead of wading through lists and lists of choices?  Personalized travel that revolves around you is now possible.

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December 15, 2016

Inspiring Developers to Build With IBM’s Watson Services on Bluemix

Learn how developers around the world are learning to use IBM's Watson services on Bluemix via user groups such as Devoxx and the Java User Groups.

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December 9, 2016

Hour of Code inspiring the next generation of developers and entrepreneurs

Read how IBMers are participating in STEM week and Hour of Code to inspire the next generation of developers and entrepreneurs.

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July 5, 2016

IBM at Wimbledon with IBM Cloud

We built the Cognitive Command Centre to perform analysis across multiple social media channels in real time. This lets Wimbledon understand the broader social landscape. Cognitive solutions enable Wimbledon to look at not just the conversations going on around The Championships, but also the talk around tennis more generally and around other sporting events.

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June 17, 2016

How innovative organizations are using cognitive technology to disrupt markets

According to a recent study conducted by IBM, 54% of CxOs expect more competition from outside their industry. That means, the challenger who today isn’t even a blip on the radar, could tomorrow be a significant disruptor in the market. For technology leaders in the C-suite, neutralizing that possibility means embracing a relentless focus on disruption – before they’re disrupted themselves. One solution to these challenges is emerging: cognitive computing.

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June 2, 2016

The most popular trends in cognitive computing

With over 500 companies developing cognitive systems, we’re seeing patterns emerge around the creation of cognitive systems at the business unit, business process, and application levels. By selecting a subset of these companies to compare, we can see a few of the leading business units and processes that are going cognitive. These topics and more were covered in the recent Emerging Cognitive Patterns webinar.

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