Do you have a passion for technology and learning? Are you a cognitive technology enthusiast? We know achieving code mastery takes practice. So what better coding challenge than to add a little bit of fun, comradery and friendly competition along the way? Here at IBM, we sponsor a variety of challenges and hackathons covering cognitive,... Continue reading Developers, achieve code mastery through challenges!
[caption id="attachment_7560" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Create a chatbot using Facebook, Slack, and Watson for customized content[/caption] Once upon a time, we all used RSS feeds for technology news. I remember the days of painstakingly locating each blog/publication's RSS or ATOM feeds, and then adding them to my favorite RSS reader software. The RSS reader allowed me to... Continue reading A chatbot using Facebook, Slack, and Watson for customized content
IBM recently announced that it is bringing IBM Machine Learning to the private cloud. IBM has extracted the core machine learning technology from IBM Watson and will initially make it available where much of the world’s enterprise data resides: the z System mainframe, the operational core of global organizations where billions of daily transactions are processed. This... Continue reading IBM brings machine learning to private cloud
The Watson Visual Recognition service is a powerful tool that enables you to leverage cognitive computer vision to extract information from any image library. You can even go beyond standard object classification and use what are called 'custom classifiers' to train the Watson service to recognize specific items or conditions of your choosing. For example,... Continue reading Introducing command line tools for Watson Visual Recognition
“Watson is going through 1,000,000 documents a week. People can’t do that. You can’t hire enough people to do that.” Continue reading Ginni Rometty’s keynote at FinTech Ideas festival
Despite the exponential growth in chatbots across various applications and messaging platforms, there are still several challenges to overcome when delivering a successful chatbot. One of the key challenges is the ability of the chatbot to understand the wide variety of inputs from the users. In an earlier blog on training a... Continue reading Is Your Chatbot Ready for Prime-Time?
We are proud to announce that Watson Developer Cloud is releasing for general availability its next generation Visual Recognition base tagging service that greatly expands on its capability to automatically recognize content of images. This release is a substantial improvement in the coverage and accuracy of image labeling. The service provides on average,... Continue reading Available Today: New Watson Developer Cloud Visual Recognition Service
With the majority of consumers spending significant time on various messaging platforms, brands are turning to these messaging platforms to better interact with consumers. The increase in private messaging between customers and brands is driving companies to turn to chatbots for improved social customer care. The Watson Conversation Service offers a simple, scalable... Continue reading 10 Steps to Train a Chatbot and its Machine Learning Models to Maximize Performance
We are all living in a deluge of data, yet we have never felt more disconnected from each other. Some governments have made a concerted effort to move towards transparency by embracing open government, making many forms of government data publicly available for consumption. Yet even with such progressive programs, city, county, state, and national... Continue reading 21st Century Civic Engagement – A vision on how Watson can be used to improve open government
As the cognitive computing era evolves and progresses, several cognitive solutions are being developed to tackle a variety of business challenges across multiple industries (Finance, Healthcare, Retail, etc.) and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, etc.) Discussing these cognitive solutions with partners and clients, it was clear that there is a sense of excitement... Continue reading 3 steps for building a cognitive solution in 70 days
Technology is growing at an unprecedented pace, which is great for solving some of society’s largest challenges, but makes it tough to keep up with the necessary skills. Gaining market competitive skills in rapidly growing technologies such as machine learning or natural language processing can be a difficult undertaking without a clear-cut path to... Continue reading 3 ways to pick up cognitive computing skills on the Learning Lab
For a while now, we’ve been telling you about the first-ever Watson Developer Conference taking place November 9-10, 2016, in San Francisco. But, in case you’ve missed all the hoopla, here’s the scoop. Watson DevCon is the conference to be at this year if you want to build with the latest AI tech, connect... Continue reading Why you shouldn’t miss Watson DevCon
IBM Watson Virtual Agent is a set of preconfigured cognitive components based on the IBM Watson Conversation service. By configuring the virtual agent with your company's information, you can quickly implement an automated chat bot that enables your customers to achieve their goals. Continue reading Build and deploy conversational agents with IBM Watson Virtual Agent