cognitive

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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September 21, 2017

Watson is getting a little emotional with PubNub

For my first API World session, I'm sharing the stage with Bhavana Srinivas of PubNub. Together, we'll cover how to make cognitive, real-time apps using IBM Watson services with PubNub Functions. As you will see at our session, combining Watson Tone Analyzer with PubNub is not only lightening fast, but it's also very easy.

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August 8, 2017

Watson Discovery Service Updates for News and NLP

We are updating the Watson Discovery Service, by making a few key changes to our APIs to future-proof our technology and offer more flexibility to users.

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June 5, 2017

SmartFactoryKL- IBM’s learning factory and Industrie 4.0 Reference Architecture example

SmartFactoryKL has become the learning and showcase factory for IBM and its strategic technology in the area of Industrie 4.0 and addresses the full scope of the IBM Industrie 4.0 Reference Architecture. This post presents their use cases that demonstrate a typical Industrie 4.0 project in a public-private initiative.

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April 19, 2017

IBM at OSCON 2017

IBM at OSCON 2017 May 8-11, 2017 Austin Convention Center Booth 301 Thanks to everybody who stopped by our booth, chatted with our developers, and joined our sessions at OSCON 2017. Keep checking this blog for post-event interviews, and links to the IBM keynote and sessions. If you missed the book signing, get the e-book […]

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April 4, 2017

Customize your Watson Discovery App at a New Lower Price

We're announcing a lower price for using custom models developed with Watson Knowledge Studio.

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March 7, 2017

Augmented reality a new horizon through multi sensory learning

The above Chinese Proverb expresses what multi sensory learning is all about in three lines. The human brain has evolved to learn and operate optimally in multi sensory environments. Hence, when we engage more senses, more cognitive connections and associations are made and this helps to further process new information. In fact, we learn “better” using multiple senses at once. It's logical! Let’s use Dragon Creative Enterprise Solutions Ltd. (DCESL) to help us build some new cognitive connections of our own.

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February 16, 2017

Create Swift-based mobile apps with IBM Watson services, part 3: Text to Speech

In this blog, we will focus on the third and final tutorial on using the Text to Speech service.

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January 27, 2017

Create Swift-based mobile apps with IBM Watson services, part 2: Visual Recognition

In the first post of this series we covered the first tutorial which extends a Swift-based, cognitive mobile app using the Alchemy API. Now we will focus on the second tutorial and how you can use the Visual Recognition service.

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