Mackenzie Sedlak

January 4, 2017

Cognitive music to my ears: IBM Watson music project

Watson is inspiring musical creativity with Grammy-winning music producer Alex Da Kid, who used IBM’s cognitive services to inspire his new song about heartbreak, “Not Easy”. To help the song top the charts, Watson pulled from his collection of APIs to unlock novel insights and concepts from five years of culture and music data. Watson […]

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October 29, 2016

A quick deep learning tutorial

If you ask 10 experts for a definition of deep learning, you will probably get 10 correct answers. Even though businesses of all sizes are already using deep learning to transform real-time data analysis, it can still be hard to explain and understand. Even if you haven’t recognized it, you’ve benefited from deep learning. We […]

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October 4, 2016

The Watson Bot Competition: Secrets revealed

If you haven’t already heard the news, here it is: IBM Watson is hosting a chatbot competition in conjunction with our first ever Watson Developer Conference. I know you’re probably busy, so here are the important details:Samsung, our competition sponsor, will be announcing the winners at the event. Samsung, our competition sponsor, will be announcing […]

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August 3, 2016

The source code behind PhD APIs

Get sample code for implementing deep learning and natural language processing APIs As the API economy enters its second decade, many organizations, from startups to Fortune 500, are recognizing the transformational power of APIs and creating game-changing applications. Developers now draw from a nearly infinite palette of internal and public APIs in an effort to […]

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June 22, 2016

How Natural Language Processing is transforming the financial industry

The exponential growth in data from the Internet, social media and personal devices is providing enterprises with unprecedented opportunities to use digital information to improve their businesses. To an extent, sophisticated analytics programs can help businesses utilize their data by searching for and revealing patterns hidden in structured data, such as spreadsheets and relational databases. […]

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June 21, 2016

Creating smart apps: What tech leaders should know

No one wakes up in the morning and says, “I want to incorporate cognitive computing into my business.” Instead, it’s much more likely that a tech leader drinks her morning coffee and says, “I need a way to automate my business processes to make my organization and our team of employees more efficient and effective.” […]

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June 15, 2016

6 practical deep learning examples for today’s data-driven business

Data is created and consumed so quickly that we can’t even nail down the statistics in this blog post (watch in real-time via Internet Live Stats). The term ‘big data’ is hardly still accurate – this is massive data. And the vast majority of it is unstructured — data (such as emails, tweets, photos, videos, articles, […]

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May 18, 2016

Building cognitive solutions one hackathon at a time

If you’ve ever been to a hackathon, you’re familiar with the appeal of intense competition  and  hands-on technical support.. What if you could get all of those same benefits without having to travel? We put this theory to the test when we launched Watson’s first officially sanctioned online developer challenge. From February 19 to April […]

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