July 26, 2017

Meet the 13-year-old prodigy taking IBM and artificial intelligence by storm

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) recently profiled 13-year-old Canadian tech prodigy Tanmay Bakshi who started using computers at age five, launched his first app at age nine, and has been working with IBM's AI and cognitive APIs for a couple of years now. In 2013, at age nine, he built "tTables," an app to help kids learn multiplication, an incredible achievement for a child who loves to code but is largely self-taught.

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July 26, 2017

How cognitive computing will revolutionize the retail industry

Cognitive computing is already redefining the retail industry worldwide. 91% of retail executives familiar with cognitive computing believe it will play a disruptive role in their organization. Opportunities for cognitive insights in the retail industry will continue to grow in the near future. Learn more.

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July 20, 2017

Watch your tone! IBM expands on Watson’s tone sensitivity for customer service applications

Watson's Tone Analyzer API is expanding its emotional understanding to help businesses better solve customer engagement challenges. The new feature detects frustration, satisfaction, excitement, politeness, impoliteness, sadness and sympathy.

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July 11, 2017

AI-to-AI communication in advertising increases brand safety and improves ad performance

Watson helps ad agency Rocket Fuel interpret millions of articles to identify sentiment, and negative and positive keywords, transforming millions of data points into predictive marketing intelligence, and improving brand safety and ad performance.

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July 6, 2017

How Wimbledon is using IBM Watson AI to power highlights, analytics and enriched fan experiences

As the official IT consultant to Wimbledon for 28 years, IBM delivers new levels of engagement for attendees and 70 million online fans. Watson is analyzing 22 years of data and 53,713,514 tennis data points. A Watson-powered digital assistant helps fans around the venue.

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July 5, 2017

Register for a Watson webinar on how chatbots can tackle curveball questions

In this free technical webinar, learn how to build a chatbot using Watson Conversation and extend its function using Watson Discovery Service’s cognitive search to answer questions beyond modeled intents. Find out how to use Watson Conversation with Watson Discovery together to build chatbots that create more engaging user experiences.

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June 28, 2017

Teaming up with Tribeca Film Festival to inspire digital storytelling with Watson

IBM Watson partnered with the Tribeca Film Festival to launch “Storytellers with Watson," a competition for innovation and AI in digital storytelling. Here are the stories of the five finalists — including the winner Seth Grossman — applying IBM Watson and IBM Cloud to enhance creative projects across film, dance, virtual reality, and marketing.

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June 27, 2017

Why it matters that AI is better than humans at games like Jeopardy

There are many valuable, real-world benefits to AI mastering human games. AI systems learn strategy, negotiation, and, in particular, the ability to predict what humans will do – all of which can be applied to business problems. These games can be very high stakes, like business negotiations, cybersecurity, finance and medical treatment.

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June 23, 2017

How to use Watson Speech to Text utilities to increase accuracy

Learn how to use Watson's Speech to Text utilities to increase the accuracy of your transcription results. In this blog post, we've included links so you can download the S2T utilities. We've also provided Sample .wav files and Python code. Get started with Watson's Speech to Text API by signing up for a free trial today. Learn more.

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