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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

Emerging features

As we write this, IBM is developing some enhancements to the Watson Assistant service that will be available by the time this book is published. These include introducing the formal concept of an assistant. In essence, an assistant represents the persona facing your user set. Often an enterprise will give their virtual assistant a name – it's essentially an extension of their company brand. The assistant concept within the service serves as an aggregation point for the things that enable the brand's identity.

Generally, an assistant has a Skill—a formal reference to the set of Intents, Entities, and Dialogs that you created in your workspace. Any assistant you create is said to have that skill. But this formalism also makes deploying your assistant easier too. For example, having created an assistant, given it a name, and associated its Skill set, the Watson Assistant tooling makes it very easy to deploy that assistant through a variety of messaging platforms, such as Facebook...