July 21, 2016

OmniEarth uses Watson to combat California drought

Leading scientists predict that severe global water shortages could impact more than half of the world’s population by 2050. It’s a complex problem that defies easy solutions, but that hasn’t stopped one Arlington, Virginia-based startup from tackling it, leveraging the IBM Watson platform to develop water-conservation strategies for drought-stricken areas. California’s Drought Dilemma The OmniEarth […]

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July 21, 2016

IBM Watson launched Conversation Service: Here is what I found on my tour

Solutions Architect Ryan Anderson recently took a tour of Watson Conversation. Read what Anderson discovered as he walks through the new service and offers up some best practices. Read more on his personal blog HERE.    

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July 20, 2016

Artificial intelligence transforms the in-store shopping experience with the pilot of “Macy’s On Call”

From the introduction of the Internet to the advent of mobile phones, technology has fundamentally changed how consumers browse, purchase and interact with retailers. This transformation is entering the retail store itself now, as consumers increasingly seek enhanced mobile experiences with in-store navigation, special offers and personalization. In fact, 70% of U.S. shoppers say that say […]

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July 19, 2016

Getting robots to listen: Using Watson’s Speech to Text service

Overview This is the third article in a series of posts documenting how a team of six interns used IBM Watson to program robots to play poker. In the previous article, we introduced the Watson services that are available to developers and how to interact with them with Watson Developer Cloud. In this article, we’ll […]

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July 18, 2016

cn i TLK 2 u? How to capitalize on emerging conversation trends

A recently released statistic has captured the attention (and raised the eyebrows) of quite a few business leaders. According to BusinessInsider, messaging apps have surpassed social networks in monthly active users. If you just said “Whoa!” you’re not alone. While social networks may be ubiquitous, messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and productivity platforms like Slack […]

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July 14, 2016

5 features to look for in an enterprise search data solution 

How do you manage, search, and process data to turn it into usable information?  High-achieving organizations recognize that the road to success is paved with information that is used to provide valuable insight to the business. Information is an asset capable of driving decision-making, accelerating productivity while reducing risk and signaling opportunities with customer relationships.  […]

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July 14, 2016

How to harness data to understand customer sentiment

Customers are constantly talking about the products and services that they use through different social media channels. They are not shy in letting friends know through Facebook if service was slow, or tweeting about a new feature found on a website. While organizations have access to all of these reviews, blogs, and tweets, they often […]

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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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