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The Mashup Guide: Unlock Your App's Potential by Combining APIs

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By: Zach Walchuk on February 4, 2016 at 9:15 AM

There’s an old saying that goes something like this:

“One Watson API is helpful, but when you start combining multiple APIs things really get cooking.”

While the origins of this statement can only be guessed at, the sentiment still rings true. The APIs available on the Watson Developer Cloud do so many neat things with so many different types of data that chances are your application will benefit from the use of more than one.

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Topics: IBM Watson, Recipes

How to Put PhD APIs to Work

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By: Sonya Hansen on February 2, 2016 at 7:36 AM

As the API economy enters its second decade, many organizations, from startups to Fortune 500, are recognizing the transformational power of APIs and creating game-changing applications.

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Topics: Deep Learning & Machine Learning, How-To, User Stories, IBM Watson

Decoding the Debates - A Cognitive Approach

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By: Keith Casey on January 28, 2016 at 1:19 PM

In the US, we’re deep into Presidential Election season. On each side, we have candidates who are strong on some issues, weak on others, and all have a position and perspective to share. While the policy wonks pay attention year-round and are deep into the nuance of every issue, it’s hard for the average voter to keep up. Even worse, when there are important topics that voters want to learn more about, the candidates often don’t provide context or explain the basics. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Topics: AlchemyAPI, User Stories

Searching By Sight – E-Commerce Powered by Cognitive Vision

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By: Alyssa Simpson on January 26, 2016 at 8:51 AM

Customers are consistently posting images all over the internet ….but about what? Retailers want to know – do I sell this? What is the closest match in my inventory? How are my products being perceived by the public?

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Topics: Computer Vision & Image Recognition, User Stories

Searching for a Lost Ship - Watson Vision for IoT

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By: Alyssa Simpson on January 19, 2016 at 8:35 AM

Research, copy writing and assistance from Tammy Lew.1

In an industry that handles transportation for 90% of the world’s traded raw materials and goods, it’s critical to ensure the safety and timely travel of ships. While current technology can capture images of large ships traveling across the ocean, it takes hours to identify and is fraught with inaccuracies – “nobody knows how to tell which ship is which…except people who own and operate them” - John Mount.

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Topics: Computer Vision & Image Recognition

Why Business Leaders Are Choosing a Cognitive Business Approach

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By: Katie Farrer on January 13, 2016 at 7:30 AM

IBM Watson has been making big moves in 2015 to ensure they are at the forefront of the API economy.

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Topics: How-To, Application Development, IBM Watson

What Tech Leaders Should Know About Smart Apps and Cognitive Computing

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By: Mackenzie Sedlak on January 12, 2016 at 7:05 AM

Automating Business Processes to Digitally Disrupt and Improve Industries

No one wakes up in the morning and says, “I want to incorporate cognitive computing into my business.” Instead, it’s much more likely that a tech leader drinks her morning coffee and says, “I need a way to automate my business processes to make my organization and our team of employees more efficient and effective.”

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Topics: Deep Learning & Machine Learning, Big Data Analysis, User Stories

ICYMI: New Watson APIs in 2015

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By: Zach Walchuk on January 7, 2016 at 8:26 AM

2015 was a big year for the Watson Developer Cloud, with a number of new services becoming generally available. With the quick release pace, it’s possible you may have missed some of the great technologies that are now available via APIs. Here are some of our favorites:

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Topics: IBM Watson

Data Science On What it Takes to Make Billboard's Top 100

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By: AlchemyAPI on January 5, 2016 at 6:35 AM

Guest blog post by Tony Abraham, Nikhita Koul, Joe Morales. A data science exploration of rap lyrics and what it takes to make it onto the billboard charts. Originally posted here. The original version offers full-size, complete interactive Tableau graphics, as well as the hit prediction algorithm box, available as an API. 

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Topics: User Stories

IBM Watson’s Personality Insights and Howdy.AI’s Slackbot tutorial

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By: Ashley Hathaway on December 28, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Chances are if you work in tech you know what it’s like for your work to not be understood by the vast majority of people. Odd acronyms like API, OKR, or CRM, funny words like SCRUM and backlog, and titles like dev evangelist usually take a bit of explaining. I’m pretty confident my entire family has never actually understood what I do. “You make the internet, sweetie. Good job.” Thanks, Mom.

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Topics: How-To, User Stories, Recipes

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