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.