Build with Watson Workshop
Sunday, October 23 at 9:00am–5:00pm

Overview

As Cloud and the API economy make technology more accessible, the benefits of Cognitive Computing become not only more tangible but more personal. Both experienced developers, those just learning to code, and even line of business users, are looking to leverage this technology. Spend a day with us, and learn to Build with Watson!

As Cloud and the API economy make technology more accessible, the benefits of Cognitive Computing become not only more tangible but more personal. Both experienced developers, those just learning to code, and even line of business users, are looking to leverage this technology. Spend a day with us, and learn to Build with Watson!

What you will do?

In this day long workshop, work alongside IBM experts to build four cognitive applications using IBM Watson technology. Through step by step instructions, instructor led exercises and peer interaction; learn how to connect Watson services like Image Recognition, Conversation and Natural Language to build a Watson Application!

In this day long workshop, work alongside IBM experts to build four cognitive applications using IBM Watson technology. Through step by step instructions, instructor led exercises and peer interaction; learn how to connect Watson services like Image Recognition, Conversation and Natural Language to build a Watson Application!

Agenda

9:00am – 10:30am

9:00am – 10:30am

Lecture

Let us explore the cognitive era and the role that algorithms play in the API economy. In this lecture, let’s uncover the “blackbox” that lurks behind artificial neural networks powering IBM Watson cognitive services that enables the magic of machine learning.

10:30am – 11:30am

10:30am – 11:30am

Face Recognition

Build an app from scratch using the graphical interface of Node-RED. Your app will use IBM Watson Visual Recognition service to identify faces of people.

10:30am – 12:00pm

10:30am – 12:00pm

Train your Custom Images

Go a step further and upload your own set of images (positives and negatives) and train the system to distinguish various dog breeds or a broken windshield due to vandalism versus an accident.

1:00pm – 3:30pm

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Build a Cognitive Chat Bot

Become intimate with two Watson services: Dialog and Natural Language Classifier (NLC). In Dialog you set the conversation rules, with NLC you extract the true intent of what is being said. Learn how to programmatically connect two or more services within Bluemix.

3:30pm – 5:00pm

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Conversation

Build and train a cognitive chat bot, or virtual help desk. Connect this chat bot to an external system (The Weather Company, an IBM Business) and obtain the actual weather forecast at your location.

This full day workshop is open to Full Conference attendees.

This full day workshop is open to Full Conference attendees.


Pre-reqs

Learn the basics of accessing IBM Bluemix and creating Watson Applications by taking these online courses in advance:

IBM Learning Lab
Learn IBM Bluemix Basics
Learn about Natural Language
Build a Watson Chatbot

Learn the basics of accessing IBM Bluemix and creating Watson Applications by taking these online courses in advance:

IBM Learning Lab
Learn IBM Bluemix Basics
Learn about Natural Language
Build a Watson Chatbot


Offer

Those that upload all four applications, will earn the Build with Watson Day 2016 Badge – display your achievement through an IBM Open Badge!

IBM Open Badge

Those that upload all four applications, will earn the Build with Watson Day 2016 Badge – display your achievement through an IBM Open Badge!

IBM Open Badge


Join us!

Enrollment in this full day workshop will be via the IBM Events mobile app and is required to get access to the Watson APIs for the course – hurry as seats are limited!

Enrollment in this full day workshop will be via the IBM Events mobile app and is required to get access to the Watson APIs for the course – hurry as seats are limited!


If you are confirmed in this workshop, your seat will be held for 10 minutes and then given to someone waiting. If enrollment in the workshop is full, you can wait until the start of the session and unoccupied seats will be given to those waiting on a first-come, first-serve basis 10 minutes after the start of the session. All IBM employees are defaulted to stand-by status as priorityis given to clients and business partners.

If you are confirmed in this workshop, your seat will be held for 10 minutes and then given to someone waiting. If enrollment in the workshop is full, you can wait until the start of the session and unoccupied seats will be given to those waiting on a first-come, first-serve basis 10 minutes after the start of the session. All IBM employees are defaulted to stand-by status as priorityis given to clients and business partners.

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Non-Smoking Property

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Non-Smoking Property

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Non-Smoking All Guestrooms

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Non-Smoking All Guestrooms

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Non-Smoking All Guestrooms

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Non-Smoking All Guestrooms

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Non-Smoking Property

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