About the course
Get introduced to Watson and the power of Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence
When IBM Watson defeated the two Jeopardy champions back in 2011, it opened a new era in the practical application of Artificial Intelligence technology and contributed to the growing research and interest in this field. When we include the unprecedented computing power offered by the cloud, it's clear we are living in an exciting era for building applications.
The course will start by introducing Watson and what it can do for you. You will discover the kind of problems Watson can help with, and discover the main components/features that enable it to work. Along the way we'll learn the core Cognitive Computing techniques, concepts, and practices that Watson adopts and makes accessible to all. After that brief start, we'll delve into problem solving with Watson. Each section will deal with a particular kind of problem that Watson can solve, using 1 or more illustrative examples to show you how Watson can be used to solve your own business problems and build powerful intelligent systems. By the end of the course, you'll have a clear grounding in what Watson can do and will be able to use the most popular and important features. You'll have a good idea of the broader capabilities of Cognitive Computing, and how IBM Watson makes these capabilities accessible for all.
The code bundle is placed at this link https://github.com/PacktPublishing/IBM-Watson-for-Beginners-V-
Style and Approach
This is an introductory course where you'll understand the new data-based and machine learning paradigm and the cognitive capabilities that Watson brings to the table.
The main intent is that viewers understand what Watson is, how you can integrate its components and solve a diversity of problems, and what it can do in real-life scenarios.
The videos are accompanied by a set of code samples and solutions so you can see Watson in action.
What You Will Learn
- Cognitive Computing and how Watson changes the game
- Capabilities of the Watson API and how to choose the best features for your task
- Building your own Customer Care chatbot using the Watson API
- Extract metadata from text using Watson
- Using Watson to get insights into the personality of your users
- Watson as an enabler for improving Customer Experience by providing better solutions.
- Using Watson for Computer Vision tasks and Visual Recognition to easily detect images.
Duvier Zuluaga Mora
Duvier Zuluaga Mora is a systems engineer who graduated from National University of Colombia, with a degree in Image Processing and Computer Graphics. He has more than 10 years' experience, including Application Integration Solutions, Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), Business Process Management Systems (BPM), and, in recent years, experience in Cognitive Solutions Architecture for Latin America.
Duvier was passionate about algorithms from a young age, and was part of the Colombian Team for International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), first as a contestant and then as a National Team Trainer. He likes to work with technologies that have the potential to change the World.