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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

Chapter 5. Expecting Empathy from Dumb Computers

For millions of years, empathy has evolved in human beings, and has played a big part in increasing the complexity and strength of social interactions at the person-to-person level. What if we could take this just a fraction of this ability of ours, and allow computers to understand empathy as well? That's what we'll talk about in this chapter.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following topics:

  • Introducing empathy
  • Understanding the complexities of sentiment
  • The functionality of the Tone Analyzer API
  • Using natural language to predict personality traits
  • Calling the Personality Insights API