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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


Interacting with your computer (or computer-driven device) through natural vocalized speech adds a whole new dimension to human-machine interfaces. On the one hand, it adds both convenience and efficiency, avoiding the need to type everything in through a keyboard. In many cases, a voice interface can open up a whole range of uses that previously had been locked out. If you're driving a car or operating heavy machinery, you need both hands to operate them safely—it's just never a good idea to be staring at a keyboard while you type when traveling at 60 miles an hour.

On the other hand, talking to your computer can also take some getting used to. For many of us, it is socially awkward to be talking to your toaster in the middle of a dinner party, or to be dictating out loud your medical problems to your phone on an elevator full of strangers. This may get easier as social norms shift, but some of these scenarios will likely always need other forms of input to help protect our privacy...