Automatic Speech Recognition – Are All Tests Comparable?

June 7, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Developers

Access to appropriate domain data is the dominant factor in determining the performance of speech recognition APIs. Watson offers a cloud-based API with a general model with the option to customize, allowing you to build a customized model versus contributing data to a central database. more

IBM engineer Rama Akkiraju featured on list of top 20+ leading women in AI research

June 2, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Developers, News and Updates...

Very few earn the title of “Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor” at IBM, but Rama Akkiraju’s contributions warrant the distinction. Akkiraju's teams are responsible for many of Watson cognitive services and leverage AI, psychology, sociology, decision theory and consumer behavior. more

Watson Lab welcomes high school interns with access to AI and cognitive APIs

May 22, 2017 | Developers

We're kicking off Watson Lab's high school internship program for the spring semester of 2017. The curriculum prepares the students to work as Software Developers at IBM during their Senior year. We love to welcome visitors from the community to learn about our projects with AI and Cognitive Computing and experience some of the groundbreaking work we’re pursuing behind the scenes. more

Watson Knowledge Studio: Deploy custom models and teach Watson at a lower cost

May 17, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Developers

Watson Knowledge Studio is a cloud-based application that allows developers and industry experts to create custom annotator components. Collaborate and create custom annotator components and identify mentions and relations in unstructured text and analyze text specific to an industry. The price to deploy a custom model has been reduced by nearly 80%, from $3500 monthly to $800. more

Traditional enterprise search is dying as businesses discover benefits of contextual search

May 15, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Developers, Discovery and Exploration

Contextual search is a powerful way to gather personalized insights from multiple structured and unstructured data sources. Contextual intelligence help assign confidence rankings to search results and streamlines the finding of relevant, current data. With Discovery Service developers can rapidly build a cognitive search engine to surface business-critical insights. more

Top 4 foolproof ways to build better chatbots

May 9, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Conversational Services, Developers...

Successful bots need to be truly customer-centric, solve a real problem, and work reliably across devices, platforms and channels, 24x7. The key is to focus on one channel before expanding to other environments and grow engagement. Businesses need to continuously improve their bots based on feedback and know when to start over. Learn four ways to ensure your chatbots are the best they can be. more

Worried you’ll miss the perfect opportunity or looming risks? We have a solution for that

May 9, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Developers, News and Updates

Watson Company Profiler helps business professionals across industries streamline how they analyze companies to identify opportunities, threats and new competitors. It brings together reliable data with real-time enriched news feeds from Watson Discovery News to help you find what you’re looking for faster and with greater confidence. Discover who you should be doing business with. more

How to integrate custom-built annotators into your data pipeline

May 8, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Developers

Watson Discovery Service and Watson Knowledge Studio help businesses extract information and insights from complex, domain-specific content using a simple enrichment structure. Apply document enhancing capabilities to extract information from industry domains. With business logic built into the ground truth, annotations carry meaning pertaining to a business scenario. more

Mine public and private data to gain broader context and make better decisions

May 5, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Developers, Discovery and Exploration

It's critical for many businesses to get a unified "single pane of glass" view of private business data alongside publicly accessible data. Unlocking insights from private data is valuable. Contrasting these with open data is invaluable. more