How enriched and faster news discovery fuels business development and growth

July 31, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Developers, Discovery and Exploration...

Watson Discovery News is like having a large team of tireless researchers vigilantly seeking opportunities and threats in news and blog content, only faster, and with more precision. Watson's NLP-enriched news search sources from more than 100,000 outlets, with 300,000 new articles added daily, in real-time. Build powerful news queries in under five minutes. more

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

July 26, 2017 | AI, AI for the Enterprise, Developers...

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

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

July 20, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Developers, News and Updates...

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. more

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

July 6, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Cloud, Developers...

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. more

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

July 5, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Conversational Services, Developers

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. more

How to use Watson Speech to Text utilities to increase accuracy

June 23, 2017 | Developers

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. more

Bots for the greater good: 6 chatbots making the world a better place

June 19, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Conversational Services, Developers

Chatbots are great for 24x7 customer service, booking hotel rooms or getting weather updates. But others have nobler goals for their bots. Here are 6 inspirational bots powering social good, including bots that help people solve legal issues, quit smoking, meditate, and find voting locations. What will you build? more

ALERT: Disabling support for 3DES Cipher Suites in TLS connections to eliminate a vulnerability

June 14, 2017 | Cloud, Developers

A vulnerability, Sweet32, was recently identified in cipher suites that use the 3DES block cipher algorithm. The support for 3DES cipher suites in TLS connections made to Watson Developer Cloud services is being disabled to eliminate this vulnerability. more

What’s in a bad user review? Maybe your next breakthrough

June 7, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Developers, Discovery and Exploration

You can learn a lot from customer reviews. Most reviews, even negative ones, can reveal hidden insights on how to create better - even breakthrough - products. Manually reading, categorizing and prioritizing feedback is time-consuming and costly. Learn how Watson Discovery Service can help businesses automate this process. more