There’s huge buzz around cognitive computing these days. Perhaps you heard Ginni Rometty’s keynote at CES 2016 or have seen some of the funny “Coping with human” videos. It is definitely a hot topic and an important one for developers if you want to keep up with the latest advancements in programming. With over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being produced every day, we can no longer rely on the traditional programming methods of the past to make sense of it all. We need to create applications that can understand, reason and learn. But what if you don’t hold a PhD in cognitive theories or machine learning? What can you, as a developer, do today to begin implementing cognitive computing into your applications?
Don’t worry! You don’t need to be an artificial intelligence expert. You can add cognitive capabilities in incremental steps using the IBM Watson™ services available in our cloud platform, Bluemix®. With this collection of APIs, you can create applications that understand and learn from structured or unstructured data and interact more naturally with users. There are 30 APIs available today and more are being added regularly.
The developerWorks Cognitive Computing hub helps you:
- Follow practical how-to tutorials with step-by-step instructions
- Access tools and sample code to get you coding quickly
- Keep up with current news and advice from experts
- Engage with peers in developer communities
- Get help quickly if you run into any problems
Why not give it a try and create your first cognitive computing app today? (You don’t have to let anyone know how easy it was!)