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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 9. Future - Cognitive Computing and You

We have covered a lot of ground on Watson services in this book—everything from how to control a conversation with a user to help them get to their core problems, how to recognize things that can be seen in a camera, or –speech captured by a microphone, through to how to analyze tone and personality in how people write, to classifying utterances, and analyzing the expression of language in documents. Throughout this book, you will have seen that all of these services can be invoked with APIs from your program. Virtually all of these services come with built-in models that are useful right out of the box, but you can always customize them with your own models when you need to adapt them to your problem space.

All the examples that we have used in the book are in English. However, Watson supports many different human languages, and many more are being added all the time—although, which ones these are can vary from service to service. You can always...