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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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 20, 2016

APIs, mashups and code, oh my!

There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “One Watson API is helpful, but when you start combining multiple APIs things really get cooking.” While the origins of this statement can only be guessed at, the sentiment still rings true. The APIs available on the Watson Developer Cloud do so many neat things with […]

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June 17, 2016

Programming robots to play poker in one summer with Watson

This summer, the IBM Watson team invited the six of us to join them at the Research Triangle Park campus to embark on an adventure.  The adventure?  Take these robots, make them play poker, and show the usefulness of the Watson services on Bluemix.  With that said, we are really excited about this project and all […]

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