October 18, 2016

Cognitive app development in minutes with Watson API mashups

Data is everywhere, and yet valuable insights are hard to find. That’s because much of this data is unstructured, in the form of verbal commands, social media posts, and even text-speak. If you’re a developer, you’ve no doubt felt the pressure to develop an app that can unlock the potential in all that data. Could […]

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October 18, 2016

The ultimate Watson DevCon attendee guide

Developer conferences are like childhood “Choose Your Own Adventure” stories. Depending on the choices you make at the event, the experience can either be rewarding and enriching or not quite up your expectations. Like other app developer conferences, the Watson Developer Conference will include a variety of well-respected and knowledgeable speakers and Watson experts, enlightening […]

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October 10, 2016

The app developer’s guide to creating your first Watson bot

You’re building your first chat bot and the pressure’s on. Never fear – the Watson team is here! We know getting started can be tough, so we’ve compiled this list of resources that will help you easily jumpstart your first conversational application built with the Watson Conversation chat bot API. Know your goal First thing’s […]

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September 19, 2016

How you build a chatbot matters. Here’s why.

In a recent survey shared on the Watson blog, almost half of respondents indicated that they have previously talked to a chatbot to complete a task. If you were looking for another sign that conversational commerce could, indeed, be the next big opportunity for your business – and the next big area of professional development […]

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August 5, 2016

Now you can see the potential hidden in millions of online images

By Tobey Grumet Segal & Eve-Marie Lanza Did you upload an image to social media today? If so, you’re in good company. In fact, last year alone, over 1 trillion images were uploaded to social media. And that doesn’t even account for all the pictures taken by satellites, drones, security cameras, and the like. Now […]

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August 4, 2016

Watson Conversation makes it easier to build a chat bot

Consumers today are more demanding than ever. They are on the go and always connected. They like instant messaging and instant gratification. The easy-to-use digital communication tools they grew up with set the standard for how they prefer to interact. Bottom line for business: Conventional methods of improving customer service and enhancing customer engagement simply […]

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July 18, 2016

cn i TLK 2 u? How to capitalize on emerging conversation trends

A recently released statistic has captured the attention (and raised the eyebrows) of quite a few business leaders. According to BusinessInsider, messaging apps have surpassed social networks in monthly active users. If you just said “Whoa!” you’re not alone. While social networks may be ubiquitous, messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and productivity platforms like Slack […]

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April 14, 2016

How innovative organizations are using cognitive technology to disrupt markets

According to a recent study conducted by IBM, 54% of CxOs expect more competition from outside their industry. That means, the challenger who today isn’t even a blip on the radar, could tomorrow be a significant disruptor in the market. For technology leaders in the C-suite, neutralizing that possibility means embracing a relentless focus on disruption […]

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