Kyber crystals give lightsabers their power in the Star Wars universe, but what power do lasers wield in our world? In this episode, we hear how lasers are helping humanity gain all sorts of knowledge about our universe, including what IBM Research is up to. Watch to learn more.
Watson Conversation allows you to quickly build, test and deploy a bot or virtual agent across mobile devices, messaging platforms, or even on a physical robot. Conversation has a visual dialog builder to help you create natural conversations between your apps and users, without any coding experience required.
Watson Text to Speech converts written text into natural-sounding audio
in a variety of languages and voices. You can customize and control the
pronunciation of specific words to deliver a voice interaction that caters to your
audience. Use Text to Speech to automate call center interactions and communicate directions hands-free.
Watson Personality Insights can aid you in predicting personality characteristics, needs and values
through written text. Better understand your customers’ habits and preferences on an individual level, and at scale.
Watson can determine what color your lightsaber would be by comparing your personality with that of various Jedi and Sith saber wielders. Just enter your twitter handle to find out what Watson thinks based on his reading your public tweets and the film scripts.
Most of the technology in Star Wars was conceived in the late 1970s, yet it still seems futuristic. What IBM Research is working on can seem just as otherworldly. The big difference is that Star Wars tech only works in the movies, while the stuff IBM is working on has every day, real world applications. Check out these schematics and see for yourself.
Look behind the scenes and get up close to some of the props.
Science Fantasy Meets Science Reality.
The IBM and Star Wars partnership shows that the technology in our world and a galaxy far, far away may not be so different. The Star Wars universe is filled with unbelievable technology, but a glance into IBM Research labs and Watson’s services reveals we may be closer than we think. With Star Wars and IBM, science fantasy meets science reality.
IBM Watson is the AI Platform for Business that is learning the language and nuances of specific
industries and professions and augmenting human intelligence to scale expertise.
IBM Research is inventing things that matter to the world and pioneering some
of today’s most promising and disruptive technologies, including AI, blockchain,
and quantum computing. With labs on six continents, it is one of the largest industrial
research organizations in the world.