IBM Watson is Even Smarter Now, Adds Five New AI Tools for Developers
IBM has added five new in-beta features to its Watson Developer Cloud.
Watson Developer Cloud (WDC) is a service from its artificial intelligence engine Watson, available through IBM’s Bluemix Cloud services platform.
WDC is used for building cognitive apps: Concept Expansion, relationship extraction and much more. However, despite the strong impression the services have been able to create, they will have to go through strenuous path of getting a general audience’s acceptance.
The five new services, explained in a blog post, include: speech to text, text to speech, concept insights, visual recognition and trade-off analytics.
The Speech to Text is a service which employs low latency speech recognition to transcribe human English speaking. This service is a real demonstration of plain sailing. Using this service, you will be able to get a text output for any streamed or recorded input.
Reversely, Text to Speech service can be used to get the flawless audio output with proper cadence and intonation for any text input.
Moreover, the Concept Insight service will enable its users to understand their concepts more critically but easily. If a user will enter a query in text or HTML format, machine will provide relevant important concepts and other useful sources to interpret the particular concept.
The feature that has allured me most is the Visual Recognition. What does it do? Simply elaborating, if you capture your friend bowling, the machine will write complete sentences to describe the picture for you. Or if you have hundreds of pictures of your brother’s marriage, the service can help you to organize them in albums.
What is next is very important for everyone. In this busy age, we struggle in making right kind of decisions. Don’t we? We decide to do this and then leave it incomplete and move to that, and at the end, accomplish nothing. Or simply what to buy and what to sell. But Tradeoff Analytics is here now to help you in making better choices. Though, this is a bit technical stuff.
The new features may undergo some accuracy issues but that shouldn’t be a headache for IBM. The company has prudently offered an early and free access to the users — the initiative will allow IBM to reconsider its features and course of action as the users will get a hands-on training and the company will test its faculties.
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.