Welcome to our recap post for Watson Conversation IBM Code Patterns! In this post I will cover what Watson Conversation is, what it can be used for, and a list of IBM Code Patterns that you can check out.
What is Watson Conversation?
Watson Conversation is used to quickly build and deploy chatbots and virtual agents across a variety of channels, including mobile devices, messaging platforms, and even robots. It is available as an IBM Cloud service and is most commonly used via a web interface. The web interface allows users to easily setup their entities and intents, conversation flow, export their workspace (as a JSON file) to share with others, and even test their conversation in the tool.
So, what can you use Watson Conversation for? Aside from creating a chatbot, that’s the obvious choice, what else can you use it for? How about the following:
- As a substitute for a controller in a video game
- A way to interact with your home assistant
- A way to interact with a robotic device
IBM Code Patterns related to Watson Conversation
If you’re unfamiliar with IBM Code Patterns, they are reproducible examples that are hosted on Github and free to use (they often work on IBM Cloud’s free-tier too!). They contain detailed documentation on how to deploy and run the application, and a video to explain things. Below are the patterns we released in 2017 that relate to Watson Conversation.
- Create a cognitive retail chatbot with a Slack frontend
- Create a cognitive banking chatbot
- Assemble a pizza-ordering chatbot dialog
- Create a virtual reality speech sandbox
- Create a sports buddy with TJBot and Watson
- Create an Alexa skill with serverless and a conversation
What to expect in 2018?
Expect more Code Patterns for Watson Conversation for various industry segments, integrated with different backends, and more ports of our famous speech sandbox.If you’re interested in reading more about IBM Code Patterns check out my other blogs about Watson Discovery, Watson Visual Recognition, Watson Data Platform, and PowerAI.
Hope you enjoyed reading, happy hacking!