The Developer Experience in Watson Customer Engagement

Watson Customer Engagement is proud to announce the Watson Customer Engagement (WCE) DevCenter on IBM developerWorks. IBM developerWorks has had a long and successful history of supporting and enhancing the developer experience (DX) for IBM Products. Configuration and customization through an offerings extensibility plays a key role in the ability of a business...  Continue reading The Developer Experience in Watson Customer Engagement

And the Nobel Prize goes to… a computer?!

Data.   Beautiful, clean, concrete data.   Some of us love data. But, believe it or not, there’s a contingency of people out there who aren’t very fond of data. They’d rather have the data be parsed, processed, analyzed, and cleanly outputted into a human readable story.   That’s where companies like Narrative Science, Automated Insights, Yseop, and others step in....  Continue reading And the Nobel Prize goes to… a computer?!

Watson machine learning within IBM Data Science Experience

Acknowledgments: This blog was written by Fehmina Merchant, Sivakumar Anne, and Aleksandr Petrov. Special thanks to John J. Thomas and Allen Kliethermes for their valuable inputs. (Note: This post showcases features that are currently in beta and may be subject to changes by general availability.) Machine learning is all about building algorithms and models that can learn...  Continue reading Watson machine learning within IBM Data Science Experience
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Breaking: @Benioff joins Rometty at IBM InterConnect

Join IBM CEO and Chairman, Ginni Rometty and Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff at IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas to hear more about how the two companies are creating joint solutions to make it easier for customers to extract new value from both CRM and enterprise data sets.  Continue reading Breaking: @Benioff joins Rometty at IBM InterConnect

Developers, achieve code mastery through challenges!

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!

A chatbot using Facebook, Slack, and Watson for customized content

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 stay up to date on all topics I was interested in. The Google Reader,...  Continue reading A chatbot using Facebook, Slack, and Watson for customized content
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IBM brings machine learning to private cloud

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

Introducing command line tools for Watson Visual Recognition

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

Is Your Chatbot Ready for Prime-Time?

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?
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Available Today: New Watson Developer Cloud Visual Recognition Service

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

10 Steps to Train a Chatbot and its Machine Learning Models to Maximize Performance

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
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21st Century Civic Engagement – A vision on how Watson can be used to improve open government

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

3 steps for building a cognitive solution in 70 days

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

3 ways to pick up cognitive computing skills on the Learning Lab

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