What is Watson?

Watson is a cognitive technology that processes information more like a human than a computer - by understanding natural language, generating hypotheses based on evidence and learning as it goes.

What's new in the World of Watson?

Stay up-to-date on the latest Watson news, wins and enablement events from around the world.

Watson newsroom

Stay up-to-date with the latest from Watson.

Enablement events & webinar recordings

Skills matter … IBM technical and sales events, webinars, and solutions you can play with and explore. Find an event to register for. And find the most recent Watson webinars from Offering Management. 

IBM Cloud & Watson Requirements Process - Ideas Portal Submissions

Use Cases

Ready to generate demand for Watson? We have the key sales and marketing resources that can help you build your pipeline.

Watson Discovery

Unlock hidden value in data to find answers, monitor trends and surface patterns with the world’s most advanced cloud-native insight engine. 

Watson Conversation

Quickly build, test, and deploy bots or virtual agents across mobile devices, messaging platforms, or even on a physical robot to create natural conversations between your apps and users. In this Use Case, you will find the Watson Virtual Agent product. 

Watson Extend

Watson Extend is the foundational layer of Watson – transforming unstructured data into actionable insights and meaningful, valuable information for users. Its services are offered as Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) on Watson Developer Cloud. In this Use Case, you will find Visual, Speech, Language, Tone, Personality & Bluemix products.


Level 100 certification

The following roadmaps provide foundational and intermediate knowledge on IBM's cognitive strategy, IBM's three essential cognitive use cases, and where to find supporting sales, marketing and technical resources such as Watson demos, documentation, pricing information and links to current IBM cognitive computing thought leadership.

Watson Academy

Have you completed your level 100 certifications? Find more badges and certifications on most of the Watson products on Watson Academy. Business Partners should utilize this resource while we continue to build level 200 training for you.

developerWorks: Create a Chatbot

Have you completed the level 100 certifications and already have a number of badges?  Why not create a ChatBot with developerWorks?  With just a few simple steps you can enable your chatbot to understand what users are asking, recognize their intent and tone, detect their location, and much more. Start with these prebuilt scenarios to create your own IBM Watson-powered chatbot.