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THINK 2019 is here! The IBM Watson Visual Recognition team is gearing up and headed to San Francisco. We have a lot of exciting labs, panels, and sessions that are focused on computer vision that will greatly expand your skill set. Get ready to explore the technology with Watson Visual Recognition across multiple industries such as automotive, manufacturing, energy & utilities, and more. We’ve listed all of our activities below for your convenience!

Use Core ML

Last year, IBM announced our partnership with Apple on Apple Core ML, a foundational machine learning framework that lets you integrate machine learning models into your iOS app. Watson Visual Recognition is a great application to use for visual inspection, damage analysis, and retail. Watson services on IBM Cloud provide rich and relevant insights from various data sources to applications. The IBM approach to data and privacy with Watson ensures that client data and insights are not shared. We are excited to collaborate with SMEs, developers, and future clients to continue growing our product. Check out some of the following resources and learn more.

Providing accessibility and flexibility, whether you’re looking to get started right away with IBM models or custom train your own model, we offer options for everyone. You can even build apps that use Watson models on iOS devices with Core ML, even when offline.

Vision events at THINK

If you’re attending THINK, here are 5 sessions you definitely do not want to miss:

  1. Master Class: Explore Deep Learning in Mobile Apps with IBM Watson and Core ML: Wednesday, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Session ID: 7762B; Moscone South, Lobby Level | Room 103 B; Mark Malone, Apple Inc. and Joshua Zheng, IBM
  2. Apple and IBM: Delivering Powerful Mobile Experiences through New Technologies and Solutions: Wednesday, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM | Session ID: 4843A ; InterContinental Hotel, Fifth Floor | Sutter; Larry Brown, Amica Insurance, Lyle Donan, Donan Solutions, LLC, and Paul A. Giani, IBM
  3. Four Ways IBM Ways Watson is Driving Reimagined Workflows: Wednesday, 12:30 PM – 1:10 PM | Session ID: 7583A; Moscone South, Exhibit Level, Hall B | Data & AI Theater C; Rashida Hodge, IBM, Alex Bewley, VMware, Donna Hill, George Washington University, Nathan Grzymkowski, Siemens PLM Software, and Michael McCabe, Box
  4. Screen Session: Crawl, Walk, Run!—Building Intelligent iOS Apps with Watson and Core ML: Wednesday, 3:30 PM – 4:10 PM | Session ID: 7661A; AMC at Metreon, Level 3 | Theatre 7; Mark Malone, Apple Inc. and Joshua Zheng, IBM
  5. 101 Lab: Build an iOS Game Powered by Core ML and IBM Watson Visual Recognition in 15 Minutes: Thursday, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Session ID: 7813A; Table Top Tap Room at the Metreon | Code Cafe 101 Lab Area; Mark Malone, Apple Inc. and Anamita Guha, IBM

There are over 25 computer vision-related sessions during THINK. Take a look at all of the events.

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For any code-related questions, feel free to reach out to Josh Zheng at

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For any business-related questions, feel free to reach out to Amit Das at

We hope to see you there!