Rank #1: Watson Innovations - Cognitive Building Blocks: Using Watson APIs to Build your Next Great App
Data is everywhere, and yet valuable insights are hard to find. That’s because much of this data is unstructured, in the form of verbal commands, social media posts, and even text-speak. If you’re a developer, you’ve probably felt the pressure to develop an app that can unlock the potential in all that data. IBM Watson cognitive application programming interfaces (APIs) are the key. With Watson cognitive APIs, you can rapidly build powerful applications that incorporate cognitive capabilities in areas such as natural language understanding, speech-to-text, and text analytics. In this podcast, Watson Developer Evangelist Zach Walchuk discusses how to use Watson APIs as “building blocks” to easily develop rich cognitive applications that can unlock the business value in unstructured data. Tune in to hear how to create enhanced conversational and social media monitoring apps in minutes, not months, as well as how to experiment with Watson APIs for free.
Rank #2: Watson Innovations - How to Use Cognitive Technology to Disrupt Your Industry
These days, business disruption can come from anywhere at any time. What can business leaders do to neutralize the threat? Use cognitive technologies to stave off imminent disruption, says Manish Goyal, Program Director for IBM Watson Developer Cloud. Hear more about these opportunities in this episode of the Watson Innovations podcast. Find out how using IBM Watson APIs to unlock the potential in unstructured data is helping companies like Woodside Oil & Gas, OmniEarth, and Hilton Hotels not only avoid disruption, but foster disruption themselves. Then, learn ways you can put the power of Watson APIs to work in your own organization.
Rank #3: Watson Innovations - Creating Winning Interactive Customer Experiences With Watson Conversation
The popularity of mobile messaging and productivity platforms. The growth of the Internet of Things. The proliferation of robots for improving customer service. All are providing organizations with new opportunities to increase customer engagement. Yet delivering a superior customer experience at scale can be a challenge if virtual agents and chatbots are hand-crafted and hard to maintain. Now there are more effective techniques and ways to build a chat bot, thanks to artificial intelligence and cognitive computing. In this episode of the Watson Innovations podcast, Brian Loveys, Program Director for Watson Emerging Technologies, discusses how the new Watson Conversation chatbot API gives business users and developers alike the ability to create bots driven by the latest advancements in machine learning and natural language understanding. Hear what makes Watson chatbots unique, then find out how easy it can be to build a bot that can be deployed via Facebook Messenger, Slack, a car, or even a physical robot. You’ll even learn how to create a chat bot in minutes, not months!
Rank #4: Watson Innovations - How Computer Vision Is Creating Business Opportunities
The digital universe is growing at a massive rate, and much of it is unstructured data in the form of images. In fact, in 2015 alone, consumers took 1 trillion pictures and uploaded them to social media. All this visual data provides organizations more opportunities than ever to transform their operations and deliver superior customer experiences at scale. However, without a way to quickly and expertly analyze the content of images, organizations could be left in the dark. In this podcast, Alyssa Simpson, Watson Senior Offering Manager, discusses why computer vision is important in the digital era and how the Watson Visual Recognition cognitive API is helping companies like OmniEarth, Inc. turn image insights into value. Learn how industries as diverse as manufacturing to marketing can benefit from computer vision as well as how you can get started today. Podcast series: https://soundcloud.com/ibm-watson Episode guide: http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?htmlfid=LBO12349USEN