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Presentation: IBM Watson

Track: Hands-on Codelabs & Speakers Office Hours

Location: Mission

Duration: 10:40am - 10:50am

Day of week: Tuesday

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Want to work with IBM Watson, but don't know how to get started?

Watson on the IBM Cloud allows you to integrate the world's most powerful AI into your applications and store, train and manage your data in the most secure cloud. With Watson Visual Recognition, you can quickly and accurately tag, classify and train visual content using machine learning. With Watson Assistant, you can quickly build and deploy chatbots and virtual agents across a variety of channels.

Come to this 10-minute talk, and we'll help you get started. Then stay for our office hours to work with Watson via a few code labs, including Conversation Robot lab to work with Watson Assistant and Watson Speech to Text, and a code lab to create a Core ML model using Watson Visual Recognition, and then deploy it into an iOS application.

Speaker: JeanCarl Bisson

Developer Advocate @IBM

JeanCarl Bisson is an IBM Developer Advocate and found his passion of building rapid prototypes. He inspires everyone, from beginner to advanced developers, to build their ideas via rapid prototyping methodologies by breaking down larger projects into smaller pieces. He enjoys tinkering with Internet of Things, IBM Watson, and serverless technology. In his spare time when not building random stuff, he enjoys photography, traveling, and watching rocket launches.

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Attendee: Yacine Rezgui

Developer Advocate @IBM

Before becoming a Developer Advocate at IBM, Yacine was a developer in several startups in London working on school social networks, data mining, business intelligence, e-commerce tools and mobile enterprise solutions. He studied computer science at Nice Sophia-Antipolis University. He speaks English, French, Arabic and is getting started on Korean. At IBM, he arranges and participates in a range of developer activities, from conferences to meetups to corporate hackathons, and helps enterprises succeed with incorporating artificial intelligence into their strategy. He has a strong interest in democratizing computer science education outside of the tech industry.

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Speaker: Ross Cruickshank

Developer Advocate @IBM

Ross Cruickshank is a Developer Advocate in the London City team, helping developers (startups through enterprise) across the UK benefit from IBM Cloud platform and services. He has a broad background in development (hardware and software), operations (network and data centre) and security, and is an experienced services consultant. Industry experience in engineering, banking, (re)insurance, utilities, and transport. He is keen and active in recruiting into and maintaining the IBM and open source ecosystem. Living in rural England, and experienced the variability of mobile carrier coverage, he has developed in interest in LPWAN technologies, and hosts both SIGFOX and LoRaWAN public access gateways. Hackathon opportunities are greatly appreciated, particularly weekends. Today, he will be mostly building prototypes and event-oriented systems with Node-RED, IOT and the Watson cognitive and data platform.

2019 Tracks

  • Groking Timeseries & Sequential Data

    Techniques, practices, and approaches around time series and sequential data. Expect topics including image recognition, NLP/NLU, preprocess, & crunching of related algorithms.

  • Deep Learning in Practice

    Deep learning use cases around edge computing, deep learning for search, explainability, fairness, and perception.