Put AI into Action & Get Hands On With Watson – Hosted by Ronan Dalton of IBM Ireland

What is Watson?

Last year, at the LIR Seminar in Cork, Adrian Vaughan & Michael Costello delivered a presentation entitled: Deployment of an AI-powered Virtual Librarian in CIT Library.  Their virtual librarian, which they call Berkeley, is based on IBM’s Watson.  Watson is an AI product that that lets you train and deploy conversational interactions into any application, device, or channel”.  What you may not know is that Watson is actually a suite of services that can be used for various things beyond chatbots including:

  • AI-powered document search,
  • Intelligent, automated image classification,
  • text analytics with natural language understanding/processing.

We invite you to explore this new frontier with Ronan Dalton of IBM (biog. below).  To get the most out of this, you can also register for an IBM cloud account.

What You Will Learn

In this session IBM’s Ronan Dalton (@daltonology) take attendees through the steps involved in building a virtual assistant (aka chatbot!) with Watson. We’ll get hands-on using Watson Assistant to build a bot on IBM Cloud (register beforehand with the cloud for this) and explore options to host the bot online using Watson’s web chat integration.

After a short break, well explore options to extend our virtual assistant with capabilities to search a document repository using Watson Discovery. To wrap up, we’ll look at some additional AI use cases such as image classification with Watson Visual Recognition and advanced text analytics with Watson Natural Language Understanding.

All attending this session should register for a free IBM Cloud account in advance (to get the most out of this session) using this link https://cloud.ibm.com/registration  Ensure that you’ve verified access to IBM Cloud before the session

If you’d like to get a head start, you’ll find more on the services we’ll be using here:

Register for the Webinar

We recommend that you also register with IBM Cloud.

Ronan Dalton, FICS CITP CEng

Ronan Dalton, FICS CITP CEng

Global Markets Technical Leader & CTO - Ireland

November 19th, 2020 11:00 – 13:00 

Online, via Zoom

About Ronan

As CTO for IBM Ireland, Ronan has a broad technology remit with a particular emphasis on cloud and AI. Ronan’s held a variety of tech leadership roles at IBM over the 20 years that he’s worked there including Cloud Leader for Ireland and Worldwide Data & AI Tech Lead. Ronan is recognised as a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society (FICS), Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and Chartered Engineer (CEng). Ronan’s also a leader of IBM’s prestigious Academy of Technology.