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Introduction to Watson AI

Introduction to Watson AI

Discover the IBM portfolio of artificial intelligence services, tools, and APIs. Build an understanding of IBM Watson services, and become familiar with its use cases and real-life examples.

Take an important step towards developing your AI career.

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.

IBM Watson services facilitate the rapid deployment of smart AI applications, and this is helping businesses to grow. This course takes you through some of the services in the IBM Watson portfolio, and gives you an idea of the AI applications that can be built using these services.

In this course, you will learn how to get started with artificial intelligence using IBM Watson. You will discover how Watson works, become familiar with its use cases, and explore real-life examples. Plus, you will be introduced to several Watson services that enable you to easily apply AI to build smart apps.

Becoming familiar with IBM Watson services is a critical step for individuals keen to build smart AI applications. This course will introduce you to this key skill and enable you to take another great step towards a career in AI.

This course comprises four 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:

  • An understanding of how Watson AI works.
  • An understanding of some of the Watson AI services offered on the IBM Cloud.
  • An understanding of how organizations can use Watson AI services, and the types of situations in which each service applies.
  • An understanding of the common use cases for AI.

A basic understanding of AI and familiarity with AI terminology.

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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General Information About the Course
Syllabus
Grading Scheme
Module Introduction
Learning Objectives
Video - Watson - The AI for Business (3:15)
Video - How Watson Works (5:10)
Video - Enriching Customer Service (5:23)
Video - Intelligent Chatbots, Virtual Assistants, and IBM Watson (2:58)
Video - Assisting in Compliance Oriented Business Processes (3:15)
Video - Making Data and AI Accessible to All (1:35)
Video - 3 Ways Watson Can Help Your Business (3:11)
Video - What Differentiates Consumer and Business AI Systems (5:43)
Video - Getting Started on Your AI Journey (3:13)
Ways Watson Can Help Your Business: Lesson Summary
Introduction
Learning Objectives
Video - Introduction to Watson Services (3:55)
Video: A Few Watson Services (2:37)
Video - Intelligent Chatbots, Virtual Assistants and IBM Watson (2:35)
Video - Watson Assistant (4:15)
Video - Watson Discovery (2:54)
Hands-on Lab: Watson Discovery (10 min)
Video - Watson Natural Language Understanding (3:36)
Hands-on Lab -Watson Natural Language Understanding (10 min)
Video - Watson Knowledge Studio (2:37)
Hands-on Lab - Watson Knowledge Studio (10 min)
Video - Watson Speech to Text (3:19)
Hands-on Lab: Watson Speech to Text (10 min)
Video - Watson Text to Speech (2:17)
Video - Watson Language Translator (3:32)
Video - Watson Natural Language Classifier (1:56)
Introduction
Learning Objectives
Video - Watson Studio (4:09)
Video - Watson Machine Learning (2:14)
Video - Watson Knowledge Catalog (2:53)
Video - Watson OpenScale (2:45)
Video - Computer Vision, Its Applications, and IBM Watson (4:10)
Video - Watson Visual Recognition (4:35)
Hands-on Lab: Image Classification (10 min)
Video - Watson Personality Insights (2:16)
Video - Watson Tone Analyser (3:01)
Video - Watson Compare and Comply (1:41)
Introduction
Learning Objectives
Video - Watson at Work (2:28)
Video - Watson Use Cases (4:27)
Reading - Watson in Use at Bradesco
Video - Watson for Oncology, Clinical Trial Matching, and Genomics (4:07)
Reading - Watson in Use at Coca-Cola Company
Video - Watson at ADNOC (2:35)
Reading - Watson in use at KONE
Video - Watson at LivePerson (3:32)
Reading - Watson in Use at Woodside
Video - Watson at Hilton (1:46)
Introduction
Exercise: Using AutoAI to predict outcomes
Guidelines for Submission
Final Assignment: Peer Review Questions
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Introduction to Watson AI
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 tool created by IBM to enable businesses to automate complex processes and, in the process, save staff time and improve productivity. It has been designed to enable businesses to gather data from a wide range of sources, and then glean insights from that data that are reliable. It 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, Watson Language Translator, Watson Natural Language Classifier, 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, Introduction to Watson AI, is part of the IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate Program sponsored by PLU. If you wish to take this course, you will need to enroll for the full program.

The program is run entirely online. You will not be required to attend any classes in person. To enable this, therefore, you do need to have appropriate access to the internet for the live sessions, plus the required technology to be able to use the program materials. The materials for the program are in the form of articles, videos, and knowledge checks. You will also be actively encouraged to connect with others on the program through the discussion space. And you can enjoy assisted mentoring and access to your instructors outside the live sessions too.

This course, Introduction to Watson AI, has been developed as 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. The reason for this is that all the courses in this program are instructor-led and they follow a set curriculum designed to support the learning journey for the program overall. Therefore, if you wish to take a particular course, you will need to enroll for the full program.

This course is part of the IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate Program sponsored by PLU. 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.