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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

Running the program

To run this program, you need to first download the source files, import the dependent packages, and, importantly, create your own instances of the Watson services used by this program. You then need to go into the source files for the program and update them with the API keys for each of your service instances. You can then invoke the program by opening a terminal window, changing to the directory or folder where you downloaded and edited the programs, and then issue the following command if you are using Python 2:


Or, if you're using Python 3, then issue the following command:


This depends on whether you're using Python 2 or Python 3.


To set up this application, there are a few things you need to do. In summary, you need to do the following:

  1. Install Python, if you haven't already.
  2. Download the program files (including the skill-InvestmentResearch.20190420a.json file) from the resource directory provided for...