IBM adds cognitive APIs to its Watson Internet of Things…

IBM today announced it is making cognitive Web services a part of its Watson IoT Foundation with the addition of four API families to the platform. The API families deliver natural-language processing, machine-learning capabilities, text analytics, and video and image analytics, according to the company’s announcement. Those APIs are among the 28 IBM already publishes for Watson computing, and the company is making the four directly referenceable so Internet of Things systems can combine them to gain context surrounding the information, Chris O’Connor, general manager of IoT at IBM, told SD Times. (Related: IBM launches IoT community) “IoT starts with the device, but it’s also about the environment around it,” he said. Offering the example of an Airbus airframe, he said there are 6 million parts in it provided by…


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