The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud AI Developer Services recognizes IBM as a Leader

By | 2 minute read | March 4, 2021

IBM has been named a Leader in the Gartner February 2021 Magic Quadrant for Cloud AI Developer Services. Recently, IBM is also recognized as a Leader in two other recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant reports : August 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools and March 2021 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms.

In its latest Magic Quadrant, Gartner defines ‘cloud AI developer services’ as “cloud-hosted or containerized services/models that allow development teams and business users to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) models via APIs, software development kits (SDKs), or applications without requiring deep data science expertise.”

Examples of these ready-to-use AI services vendors host as APIs include natural language understanding (NLU), sentiment analysis, image recognition and machine learning model creation. Overall, vendors who are looked upon favorably for providing a one-stop-shop for applications and models.

According to the report, to qualify as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, “Leaders have robust offerings in all three key service areas: language, vision and autoML. Their services are API-accessible and do not require developers to have data science expertise. Leaders also have ancillary services that support or enhance the capabilities of their core services. Leaders serve multiple geographies and support multiple languages.”

IBM Watson is open AI for any cloud

IBM Watson solutions come pre-integrated and pre-trained on a flexible information architecture optimized to accelerate production and deployment of AI. They’re designed to allow developers to build models and create applications to help business make more accurate predictions, automate processes, interact with users and customers, and augment expertise. Developer tools make it easy to incorporate conversation, language and search into applications.

For example, ready-to-use Watson APIs for language, vision, speech and data such as Watson Discovery, a cognitive search and content analytics engine that extracts value from unstructured data and IBM Watson™ Knowledge Studio.

Watson Discovery’s engine works easily with Watson Knowledge Studio – allowing users to integrate custom models suited to any industry. This provides flexibility to apply Discovery’s document-enhancing capabilities with domain specific information – drawing upon public data and proprietary data.

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