News and Updates

Building better bots with Watson Conversation

July 11, 2016 | Developers, News and Updates

Just about every industry. A thousand different use cases. Every imaginable device. Bots are reaching a tipping point as they increasingly assist in customer and employee interactions in an endless number of ways. Bots let you control consumer devices with your voice. They enhance the way you engage with your bank or insurer. They can ...read more


10 things CIOs must know about big data text analytics platforms

June 22, 2016 | AI for the Enterprise, News and Updates

Key takeaways from the Forrester Wave report Recently, Forrester named IBM’s Watson Explorer (WEX) a leader in the “The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Text Analytics Platforms, Q2 2016” Report. The comprehensive report compares big data text analytics platforms and considers how they help application development. Here are 10 key takeaways from the report to help ...read more


Watson Tone Analyzer API goes GA with improved models

May 20, 2016 | News and Updates

Watson Tone Analyzer API goes GA with Improved Models Since Watson Tone Analyzer went beta earlier this year, our team has been busy working with sponsor users to validate and improve the service.  We’ve had a lot of great feedback, and we’re excited to launch a Generally Available (GA) version of Tone Analyzer that includes ...read more


Watson Explorer named a leader in Forrester’s 2016 “Big Data Text Analytics Platforms Report”

May 13, 2016 | AI for the Enterprise, News and Updates

The report cites Watson’s ability to seamlessly ingest and process structured and unstructured data, and perform search or analytical queries. We’re delighted to announce that Watson Explorer (WEX) has been named a leader  in the “The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Text Analytics Platforms, Q2 2016” Report which was just released on May 9, 2016. The comprehensive report compares “The ...read more


Hilton and IBM pilot “Connie,” The world’s first Watson-enabled hotel concierge robot

March 9, 2016 | Conversational Services, News and Updates, Watson APIs

Travel can be stressful and requires countless decisions. Increasingly travelers are expecting relevant guidance during their journeys, and the hospitality industry is beginning to pilot technology that can help address these needs at each step of the way. Today Hilton Worldwide and IBM announced a collaboration to pilot “Connie” – the first Watson-enabled robot concierge ...read more


Watson A.I. XPRIZE,
a cognitive computing challenge

February 17, 2016 | Developers, News and Updates

The partnership between humans and technology has produced some of society’s most groundbreaking modern achievements. Today as we enter into the next great era of technology driven by advancements in A.I. and Cognitive Computing that can learn, think and understand like humans, we’re seeing firsthand the power these technologies hold when it comes to making ...read more


Decoding the debates – a cognitive approach

February 5, 2016 | News and Updates

In the US, we’re deep into Presidential Election season. On each side, we have candidates who are strong on some issues, weak on others, and all have a position and perspective to share. While the policy wonks pay attention year-round and are deep into the nuance of every issue, it’s hard for the average voter ...read more


IBM and Mubadala bring Watson to the MENA region

December 31, 2015 | News and Updates

From ways to manage diabetes, to new market approaches for regional retail leaders, the next frontier for IBM Watson and cognitive computing solutions is in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In an IBM collaboration with Mubadala — a regional leader in investment and development  — will deliver powerful cloud-based cognitive computing services, to ...read more