Book Image

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


In this chapter, we have demonstrated how, with a very modest amount of code, and by leveraging the range of services that Watson offers, you can create something very interesting. Watson's services cover many of the functions that you will need to make an application that interacts with users by voice, that carries on a conversation, that does deep analysis of natural language, that can assess the personalities of key people, and that can translate between different languages. And all of these capabilities can be customized to your own domain through AI training.

The application doesn't have a fancy user interface, and there are plenty of places where the code could be improved, but the core function is a solid representation of what any virtual assistant-like application might look like, and hopefully it will give you a boost when creating your own innovative use of AI. At the very least, this chapter summarized all that we've covered throughout the rest of this book so far.

In the...