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AI Applications with Watson

AI Applications with Watson

Learn how to build chatbots using Watson AI services. Explore Watson Assistant, Discovery, Speech to Text, and Text to Speech. Create your own chatbot and deploy it.

Take your first step in developing this critical skill for a career in AI.

This course is sponsored by Pacific Lutheran University in collaboration with SkillUp Online.

Course Info

This course is part of a program: IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate.

It is not possible to enroll for individual courses on this program. If you wish to take this course, please enroll for the full program.

Chatbots have become invaluable to businesses across many industries. They save time, significantly reduce cart abandonment, and grow sales. By interacting with customers through speech and text recognition, chatbots now answer simple and complicated questions quickly and effectively. Thus, individuals who develop the sought-after skills in this arena can look forward to working with a fascinating aspect of AI.

In this course, you will be introduced to the technologies used to set up key Watson services on the IBM Cloud. You will explore Watson Discovery, and learn how integration between Watson Assistant and Discovery works in principle. You will create a chatbot by leveraging Watson Assistant, and you will use IBM Cloud Functions to integrate it with Watson Discovery. You will bring a voice to the chatbot by integrating Watson Assistant with Watson Speech APIs. Plus, you will deploy your chatbot to various channels, including Facebook Messenger and Slack.

For individuals keen to pursue a career in AI, learning to build and deploy chatbots is a critical skill that will help you progress in this exciting field.

This course comprises six purposely designed modules that take you on a carefully defined learning journey. Please note that it is part of the IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate Program. You cannot enroll for this course separately. If you wish to take this course, you will need to enroll for the full program.

It is an instructor-led course which runs to a fixed schedule, with set start and finish dates. It is driven forward by your instructor and features live sessions that are aired at a set time. You will, however, have time to complete certain activities at your own pace outside of the live sessions. And you will be encouraged to stay connected with your learning community, mentors, and instructors through the course discussion space.

Modules also include videos, hands-on labs, exercises, and exams. The materials for each course are accessible from the start of the course and will remain available for the duration of your enrollment.

Your IBM Professional Certificate will be issued once you have successfully completed the course.

After completing this course, you will have:

  • Ability to work with large volumes of unstructured data using Watson Discovery.
  • Ability to build a chatbot and integrate Watson Assistant and Discovery
  • Ability to give a voice to a chatbot.
  • Ability to deploy chatbots to various channels.
  • An understanding of how to create AI chatbots without programming.
  • Basic Python programming.

Course Outline

Course Info

This course is part of a program: IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate.

It is not possible to enroll for individual courses on this program. If you wish to take this course, please enroll for the full program.


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Module Introduction
Learning Objectives
Building AI Applications (3:03)
The Technologies We Are Going To Use (2:30)
Lab 1: Creating Watson Instances (1hr)
Graded Quiz
What's Next
Module Introduction
Learning Objectives
Understanding Watson Discovery (6:07)
Creating a Discovery Collection (6:52)
Lab 2: Creating a Discovery Collection (1h)
Graded Quiz
What's Next
Module Introduction
Learning Objectives
Integrating Watson Assistant & Discovery (3:56)
Creating a Chatbot with Watson Assistant (6:21)
Lab 3: Creating a Chatbot (1h)
Adding Discovery to the Chatbot (5:30)
Lab 4: Adding Discovery to the Chatbot (2h)
Graded Quiz
What's Next
Module Introduction
Learning Objectives
Voice Options for Your Chatbot (6:04)
Lab 5: Adding Speech Services (1h)
Graded Quiz
What's Next
Module Introduction
Learning Objectives
Understanding Deployment Options (4:52)
Deploying Your Chatbot to Facebook Messenger (3:16)
Lab 6: Deploying to Facebook Messenger (1hr)
Deploying Your Chatbot to Slack (3:10)
Lab 7: Deploying to Slack (1h)
Graded Quiz
What's Next
Module Introduction
Learning Objective
Peer-graded Assignment - Create a Student Advisor
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AI Applications with Watson
Course Info

This course is part of a program: IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate.

It is not possible to enroll for individual courses on this program. If you wish to take this course, please enroll for the full program.

FAQs

IBM Watson for AI is a popular tool that helps organizations to automate complex processes, which in turn saves staff time and improves productivity. It has been designed to enable businesses to gather data from a wide range of sources, so that they can then glean meaningful insights from the data. IBM Watson offers a portfolio of AI capabilities that include tools for building AI models, as well as pre-built applications. For more information on IBM Watson for AI, we recommend you click here to find out more directly from IBM:https://www.ibm.com/watson/about.

IBM Watson offers a suite of pre-built applications. Examples include: IBM Watson Assistant, Watson Discovery, Watson Natural Language Understanding, Watson Speech to Text, Watson Text to Speech, Watson Knowledge Studio, IBM Watson Works, Watson Language Translator, Watson Natural Language Classifier, Watson Advertising Accelerator, Watson Advertising Conversations, and many more. If you’d like to discover more about the IBM Watson pre-built applications, we suggest you click here to learn more directly from IBM:https://www.ibm.com/uk-en/watson/products-services.

This course is part of the IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate Program, which is sponsored by PLU. It is an instructor-led course. This means live sessions are delivered at set times, and the modules start and finish on set dates. However, when you enroll for the program, you will see in your dashboard that you have access to the information for this course and related modules from the start. You are therefore able to familiarize yourself with some of the material in advance of the live classes.

This course is part of the IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate Program sponsored by PLU. Only learners who have enrolled onto the program can take this course. You will earn an IBM Professional Certificate for completing this course. However, you will also gain IBM Professional Certification as an AI professional if you successfully complete the whole program. Plus, you will also earn a PLU Certificate of Completion of the program as well.

AI Applications with Watson is part of the IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate Program sponsored by PLU. It is an instructor-led course. This means you attend live sessions that are aired at pre-set times, and the modules start and finish on set dates. Your assignments will also be due on set dates. However, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some self-paced work as well, for you are able to complete certain activities in your own time.

To give you an idea of how much time you should allocate to your learning, the program lasts for 12 weeks, and we estimate the you need to dedicate approximately 2 hours a week to your studies.