Fours Hours to Learn IBM Watson and Microsoft Azure. Believe It or Not. Hint: Not

March 26, 2020

DarkCyber believes that online instructional videos are useful. However, DarkCyber believes that overstatement, hyperbole, and general buzzword craziness undermine the credibility of those offering a program.

An excellent example of basic marketing information packaged like a six figure F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain Vertical watch, navigate to “Machine Learning with Watson and Azure.” You can download a four hour chunk of video which presents 20 lectures. That works out to 12 minute videos at which time, you

would be able to develop and deploy your applications over IBM Cloud- Bluemix. and having command over the Watson services and tools available.

Now what will you learn? Here’s the line up:

  • Cognitive Computing and how Watson changes the game
  • Using Watson Visual Recognition to tag and classify visual content using machine learning
  • Capabilities of the Watson API and how to choose the best features for your task
  • Using Watson Assistant to build an AI assistant (ChatBot)
  • Using Watson Watson Discovery to unlock hidden values to find answers , monitor trends and surface patterns
  • Using Watson Natural Language Understanding for advanced text analysis
  • Using Watson Knowledge Studio to discover meaningful insights in unstructured text.
  • Using Watson Speech to Text to easily convert audio and voice into written text
  • Using Watson Text to Speech to convert text into natural-surrounding audio
  • Using Watson Language Translator to translate from one language to another
  • Using Watson Natural Language Classifier to interpret and classify natural language with confidence
  • Using Watson Personality Insights to predict personality characteristics through text
  • Using Watson Tone Analyzer to understand emotions and communications style in text
  • Text Analytics
  • Detecting Language
  • Analyze image and video
  • Recognition handwritten from text
  • Generate Thumbnail
  • Content Moderator
  • Custom Vision
  • Translate

But wait!

The programs will also explain Microsoft Azure services; for example:

  • Computer Vision
  • Content Moderator
  • Custom Vision
  • Text Analysis
  • Translator.

You will not need an IBM account, but you will need a Microsoft Azure account.

This seems like an interesting program. Perhaps the overselling contributes to some of IBM’s more interesting deployments?

Stephen E Arnold, March 26, 2020


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