Living with a chronic health condition can be costly and difficult to manage. Watson Ecosystem Partner iDAvatars has developed a cognitive Avatar called Sophie. Sophie interacts with users to empower them to make healthy lifestyle choices to improve their conditions. Meet CEO of iDAvatars, Norrie Daroga, in this Q&A post.
The global fitness trend continues to saturate markets with a variety of wearable fitness devices. The Fitbits and Jawbones of the industry allow those on-the-run to collect vital health data and build the best fitness program to match their needs and goals.
IBM is today introducing the latest set of cognitive services to move into General Availability (GA) that will drive new Watson powered applications. They include the GA release of IBM Watson Language Translation (a merger of Language Identification and Machine Translation), IBM Speech to Text, and IBM Text to Speech.
Watson is very unique in that it is fundamentally reasoning over unstructured information. Traditionally, when you think of finding information you think of using keyword matches, or parts of speech, or a variety of different techniques. Watson is a sum of all techniques.
We opened up the Watson Ecosystem in November 2013 to allow companies to build applications powered by Watson. The initial partners were in Healthcare, Travel and retail and we continue to evolve the ecosystem to other areas as well.
As you think about what makes for great content, start with your customer. Identify the questions they would ask, the specific answers they would want, and identify if you have the answer available in content you have access to today. It is important to understand what types of content your Watson application will leverage, as content forms the basis of every great application.
Just over two weeks ago, our CEO Ginni Rometty announced the Watson Mobile Developer Challenge. With two weeks left in the application phase, I want to take a few minutes to give a brief overview on why Watson is different, what a good use case looks like, why mobile, and some thoughts on why to apply.