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Primeur weekly 2016-05-30

Focus

CERN technology for Large Hadron Collider to evolve from computing Grid to scientific Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Purdue professor selected to establish Station Q Purdue, part of Microsoft Station Q ...

Top international award for UNSW Australia quantum computing chief ...

D-Wave Systems to organize Quantum Computing Seminar at ISC16 ...

New device steps toward isolating single electrons for quantum computing ...

Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias will participate in new European SUNDIAL network ...

Discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice ...

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016 to issue Call for Papers ...

Middleware

Cray Urika-GX system harnesses supercomputing performance to tackle Big Data analytics ...

Hardware

Cavium announces ThunderX2 ...

Gigantic ultrafast spin currents ...

Introducing the AMD FirePro S7100X, the industry’s first and only hardware-virtualized GPU for blade servers ...

STULZ USA announces strategic investment and commercial partnership with CoolIT Systems ...

Made-in-India supercomputers by August 2017 under govt's Rs 4,500-crore National Supercomputing Mission ...

Applications

KIT brings outstanding experimental physicist back to Germany ...

NOAA's premier forecast model goes 4D ...

Argonne launches first tech incubator ...

Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air ...

The Cloud

FleetCor adopts IBM Cloud to help businesses stay in the fast lane ...

EnerTech of Kuwait Investment Authority selects Cloud-based analytics service from IBM and Waterfund for insights into water costs ...

IBM offers Watson services on Twilio marketplace ...

IBM offers Watson services on Twilio marketplace

24 May 2016 San Francisco - IBM is collaborating with Twilio, the Cloud communications platform for developers, to introduce two new offerings, IBM Watson Message Sentiment and IBM Watson Message Insights, which will be available as Add-Ons in Twilio's recently announced Marketplace. Pre-integrated with Twilio's APIs, the new Watson offerings are now readily accessible as "Add-ons" to the more than one million registered developers in Twilio's community, in addition to the developers who currently access Watson technology via Bluemix, IBM's Cloud platform.

The new Watson Add-ons offer additional message enhancement capabilities through natural language processing to help understand sentiment, keywords, entities and high-level concepts from text messages. The insights gleaned from this unstructured data will give businesses actionable insights. The capabilities include:

  • IBM Watson Message Sentiment: using sentiment analysis, the new service allows users to retrieve sentiment from SMS in a scalable manner. For example, a customer service manager would be able to easily analyze customer SMS messages to determine whether they are positive, negative, and neutral, to help to assess a customer's satisfaction with a brand, service or product.
  • IBM Watson Message Insights: using a combination of sentiment analysis, keyword extraction, entity extraction and concept tagging, this capability allows developers to distill key meanings from SMS. For example, a developer would be able to extract trending topics and match specific products or services to certain sentiments.

Add-ons are pre-integrated technologies available through the Twilio Marketplace that allow developers to do more with the Twilio API, and are designed to make it easier for developers to integrate with other platforms and technologies. The new offerings complement the more than thirty Watson services currently available from IBM. Future plans include extending these offerings on third party platforms, like the Twilio marketplace, bringing cognitive to where developers work. The Watson Speech to Text Add-on, as part of the Recording Add-on category, is up next for Twilio developers.

"We are committed to equipping all developers, everywhere, with self-service AI and IBM's cognitive capabilities, backed by the best science, ease-of-use and scalability. We are motivated by what developers are creating with Watson technology, and are constantly seeking new ways to help them build and innovate", stated David Kenny, general manager, IBM Watson. "By joining the Twilio Marketplace, we have opened another avenue for many more developers to harness the power of Watson."

"Add-ons make it possible for developers to do more with their Twilio applications using less code", stated Patrick Malatack, VP of Product at Twilio. "The IBM Watson Add-ons apply Watson's sentiment analysis capabilities to customers' text messages at scale, better equipping businesses with insights into how their customers feel. We're pleased that customers can now add the functionality of IBM Watson in a single click."

These new services are the latest example of IBM's commitment to empowering the developer community to build cognitive-enabled apps and businesses with Watson. They build upon IBM's open Watson platform that offers cognitive APIs in the areas of Language, Speech, and Vision available through BlueMix, IBM's Cloud platform.
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-05-30

Focus

CERN technology for Large Hadron Collider to evolve from computing Grid to scientific Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Purdue professor selected to establish Station Q Purdue, part of Microsoft Station Q ...

Top international award for UNSW Australia quantum computing chief ...

D-Wave Systems to organize Quantum Computing Seminar at ISC16 ...

New device steps toward isolating single electrons for quantum computing ...

Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias will participate in new European SUNDIAL network ...

Discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice ...

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016 to issue Call for Papers ...

Middleware

Cray Urika-GX system harnesses supercomputing performance to tackle Big Data analytics ...

Hardware

Cavium announces ThunderX2 ...

Gigantic ultrafast spin currents ...

Introducing the AMD FirePro S7100X, the industry’s first and only hardware-virtualized GPU for blade servers ...

STULZ USA announces strategic investment and commercial partnership with CoolIT Systems ...

Made-in-India supercomputers by August 2017 under govt's Rs 4,500-crore National Supercomputing Mission ...

Applications

KIT brings outstanding experimental physicist back to Germany ...

NOAA's premier forecast model goes 4D ...

Argonne launches first tech incubator ...

Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air ...

The Cloud

FleetCor adopts IBM Cloud to help businesses stay in the fast lane ...

EnerTech of Kuwait Investment Authority selects Cloud-based analytics service from IBM and Waterfund for insights into water costs ...

IBM offers Watson services on Twilio marketplace ...