July 13, 2016

Playing poker with robots: A solution overview

This is the second article in the series of blog posts where we show the ease and usefulness of Watson services by making two robots play poker in a multi-person setting. In the previous article, we introduced our project, our robots, and Bluemix. Today, we will talk about the various Watson services out there on […]

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July 12, 2016

How cognitive services work and why they are valuable

Exposing the magic of cognitive services Scientist and futurist Arthur C. Clarke once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” While things like empowering sales teams by predicting prospect behavior or traveling health alerts might seem like magic, there is no rabbit in a hat or trick up your sleeve required. These are […]

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July 11, 2016

Building better bots with Watson Conversation

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 […]

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July 8, 2016

Sentiment, emotion, attitude, and personality, via Natural Language Processing

It’s a privilege to have Rama Akkiraju, IBM distinguished engineer and master inventor, participate as a Vision and Opportunity panelist at the 2016 Sentiment Analysis Symposium. I organize the symposium – this year’s event takes place July 12 in New York – and recognize the many ways IBM has, over the years, expanded what’s possible […]

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July 8, 2016

How to build a candy machine with feelings

Welcome to another episode of “Teaching Robots How To Love.” If you only want the tutorial on how to build the candy machine, scroll down to the Step-by-Step Tutorial section. In my previous post, I wrote a Python script combining IBM Watson’s Speech to Text with Watson AlchemyLanguage Sentiment Analysis to determine the sentiment of […]

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July 6, 2016

Three things you can do to keep your IT skills current at work

At a recent conference, an IBM executive asked the audience how will we protect our IT skills from obsolescence and globalization. Many of us work in rapidly-changing environments. By keeping our skills sharp and staying current with technology updates and trends, we can advance in our roles and take advantage of new opportunities. That said, […]

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June 27, 2016

IBM Watson Knowledge Studio – Teach Watson about your domain

Author: Tanmay Sinha and Andrew Boyd Unstructured Data – An Untapped Opportunity Every day we produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of new data – the majority of which is unstructured. While this data holds many possibilities, it is vastly underutilized because of the complexity and challenges in using this data. In fact, typical organizations only leverage […]

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June 23, 2016

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE

A couple of months ago we announced IBM Watson AI XPRIZE (AIXP), a competition that challenges teams to attempt their own Moonshot achievements, demonstrating AI-human collaboration to address humanity’s Grand Challenges. Now, I’m happy to announce that the competition is open for submissions. What makes IBM’s work within the cognitive space so rewarding is the […]

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June 22, 2016

10 things CIOs must know about big data text analytics platforms

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 […]

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