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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

The future of Watson

Over the years, the Watson brand has taken on several meanings. In the beginning, we all knew Watson as the machine that competed against Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on the US TV game show, Jeopardy!. This single event brought more attention to the reawakening of AI than almost any other previous event. It made people across the globe realize that AI had the potential of having a profound impact on our lives. If you're interested in learning more about this project and the significance of the problem that Watson was solving, we highly recommend that you read, Final Jeopardy: The Story of Watson, the Computer That Will Transform Our World by Stephan Baker (ISBN-13: 978-0547747194).

Since then, the core functionalities that made up this project were transformed into a set of services available as cloud APIs—which are the primary focus of this book. However, not long after, IBM created a separate business unit to advance the application of these AI technologies within the...