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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

Creating an instance of Watson Visual Recognition and a classifier

Follow these basic steps to create your service instance:

  1. Login to IBM Cloud
  2. Head over to the Catalog
  3. Click on AI from the menu on the left
  4. Select Visual Recognition
  5. Select the Lite plan and click on Create to instantiate your service instance

If you don't remember how to instantiate your service instance, refer back to Chapter 2, Can Machines Converse Like Humans?, where we looked at how to provision your Watson Assistant service.

Once your service has been provisioned, follow these steps to create your classifier:

  1. Click on the Launch tool button to launch the tooling.
  2. Inside the tooling, you'll create a new classifier. For this example, let's create a classifier that can identify dog breeds.
  3. You can do so by clicking the Create Model button as seen in the following screenshot:

Creating a new Model on Visual Recognition

  1. There we go! You should see a new classifier—but it doesn't have a pretty name; let's change that.
  2. Click the pencil...