IBM Watson

May 18, 2017

Watson Learns to “See” Food: Introducing the Watson Visual Recognition food model

Introducing the IBM Watson Visual Recognition food model which provides enhanced specificity and accuracy for food items based on over 2,000 food-specific tags.

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May 17, 2017

Who’s speaking? : Speaker Diarization with Watson Speech-to-Text API

Distinguishing between two speakers in a conversation is pretty difficult especially when you are hearing them virtually or for the first-time. Same can be the case when multiple voices interact with AI/Cognitive systems, virtual assistants, and home assistants like Alexa or Google Home. To overcome this, Watson’s Speech To Text API has been enhanced to support real-time speaker diarization.

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April 18, 2017

Serverless computing and Watson service chaining via OpenWhisk : Part 1 of 3 Resource Requirements

This 3-part series of posts helps you understand the in-depth features of Serverless Computing via OpenWhisk. OpenWhisk offers an easy way to chain services where an output of first action acts as an input to the second action and so on in a sequence. This post describes the resource requirements for performing this lab.

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April 18, 2017

Serverless computing and Watson service chaining via OpenWhisk : Part 2 of 3 chaining the services

In Part 1 of this series, you learned the basics of Serverless computing and the building blocks behind OpenWhisk. In this post, you will create Watson Services and add them to an OpenWhisk Sequence on IBM Bluemix. As our post is all about chaining Watson Services using OpenWhisk, in this section you will create three Watson Services

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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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April 6, 2017

New Watson Visual Recognition Tool

Watson Visual Recognition introduces a new tool that allows users to create and manage their custom classifiers through a web app. Read more

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April 5, 2017

Conversation models as business assets ( part 1 )

This is the first of two blog posts that consider the business value of chat/conversation models beyond chatbots alone. Referencing a simple chatbot built around the Yelp API as an example, the first post, this post, reviews what goes into developing a conversation model around an external interface. The second post goes on to experiment using that conversation model as an independent tool for deriving insight from other bodies of text.

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March 20, 2017

Engaging developers on IBM Cloud with new cognitive services in Frankfurt

Today IBM is adding an extensive catalogue of Bluemix services hosted in the Frankfurt data center for European developers.

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March 20, 2017

Building bridges to AI: Learn about NVIDIA and cognitive computing at InterConnect

At InterConnect, we’ll dive deeper into the NVIDIA technologies supporting the bridge to cognitive computing and how they're partnering with IBM Cloud and Watson to make it all available as a consumable cloud service.

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