One of the many ways that developers at the Watson Developer Conference engaged with the latest conversational technology was by voting on entries in our Bot Gallery. Sixteen chat bots were built leading up to the conference and displayed in an online portal for attendees to interact with. Votes were cast in three categories: most useful, most creative, and best user experience. The winners, listed below, were each awarded $2500.
Responsive Vocalize, built by Bryan Knouse, helps a user create a website by talking to it, taking a lot of technical complexity and frustration out of the construction process. All the bot needs is a little bit of information about your site and it does the rest.
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.
The VivaTech Conference was back in Paris from June 15-17 this year, drawing 50,000 tech leaders, innovators and tech-lovers from around the world. The IBM team showcased how Watson is at work in the world today, and also introduced 9 startups that are already building with Watson's APIs in various industries around the world.