To Watson from R

There are a lot of cool and fancy tools that Data Scientists have at their disposal, but not all of them are equally accessible. Columbus Collaboratory, an Analytics Firm, wants to put the IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence within a closer reach with a new open source R extension called CognizeR. R is a beautiful open source language that has taken a hold by Data Scientists. It is mainly used for statistical and analytic applications. In the past, data scientists would have to use Java or Python calls to Watson’s API rather than R. Now, CognizeR lets them tap into Watson’s so-called cognitive artificial intelligence services without leaving their native development environment. Rob High, CTO for Watson, wrote in a blog post: Data scientists can now seamlessly tap into our cognitive…


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