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Cognitive Computing with IBM Watson

By : Rob High, Tanmay Bakshi
Book Image

Cognitive Computing with IBM Watson

By: Rob High, Tanmay Bakshi

Overview of this book

Cognitive computing is rapidly becoming a part of every aspect of our lives through data science, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI). It allows computing systems to learn and keep on improving as the amount of data in the system increases. This book introduces you to a whole new paradigm of computing – a paradigm that is totally different from the conventional computing of the Information Age. You will learn the concepts of ML, deep learning (DL), neural networks, and AI with the help of IBM Watson APIs. This book will help you build your own applications to understand, and solve problems, and analyze them as per your needs. You will explore various domains of cognitive computing, such as NLP, voice processing, computer vision, emotion analytics, and conversational systems. Equipped with the knowledge of machine learning concepts, how computers do their magic, and the applications of these concepts, you’ll be able to research and apply cognitive computing in your projects.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt


There we go—once you've created an IBM Cloud account, you should be ready for the next steps. After completing this chapter, you should be able to understand what machine learning is and how it can be used to make use of gold mines of structured and unstructured data that, so far, were deemed useless. We have also learned about the limitations of conventional computing and machine learning. We got a basic understanding of what IBM Watson is and what the necessary hardware and software requirement's are and we learned how to sign up for IBM Cloud.

In the next chapter, we will learn how to apply machine learning through IBM Watson.