Tag Archives: IBM Watson

Developing a Future-Focused Mindset

As much as I enjoy seeing my articles posted on blog sites other than SIP Adventures, I get an even bigger kick from finding articles written about me.  🙂 Okay, I am not that vain (mostly), but if I am entitled to 15-minutes of geek fame, Eric Krapf’s, fun and flattering missive on the work […]

Digital Transformation — Avaya Breeze and Beyond

“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke In technology, some ideas take a long time to catch on.  Consider Microsoft’s journey to Skype for Business.  For better or worse, I was there from the beginning — from Microsoft’s first foray into telephony […]

IBM and Avaya and Cisco, Oh My!

On a recent episode of the public radio program, Marketplace, the host, Kai Ryssdal, asked his guest to describe her job in five words or less.  I can’t remember what her response was, but it made me think about what mine might be.  My first reaction was something akin to “Waiting until retirement day,” but […]

AI and Natural Language Processing Made Easy — Webinar Playback

For those of you who were not able to attend my AI and NLP webinar, here is the playback.    Among other things, you will learn the basic language of NLP and how it can be used to build a text bot.

Applying AI and NLP: Wit, Watson, Lex

For the past several months, I have been immersed in the studies of artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP).  Not only are they two extremely interesting technologies, but the inroads they’ve made into our day-to-day lives is breathtaking.  Not a day goes by where I don’t talk to my phone or ask Alexa […]

Writing Text Bots with Amazon Lex

In my last blog article, I wrote of the framework I developed to create SMS text bots.   This framework uses Breeze to send and receive text messages, Context Store to manage individual chat sessions, and IBM Watson to turn incoming text messages into actionable items.  This division of labor allows anyone to create very sophisticated […]

Optimism Returns to Avaya Engage

While at Avaya Engage last month, I met with Blair Pleasant of Business Communications Strategies to discuss the work I am doing with IoT, ServiceNow, Watson, Avaya Breeze, and Zang.  I really dislike seeing myself on video, but other than a few awkward smiles and some fumbled words, I did okay in our interview.  You […]

Speaking of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing…

I recently sat down with my friend and partner in technology, Mark Fletcher (Fletch), to talk about artificial intelligence and natural language processing.  I hope you enjoy hearing what we had to say about what might be the most exciting and revolutionary technology of our time.

Watson (and me) in the News

This is cool. I wasn’t aware that I was the subject of Avaya’s latest podcast.

Putting Watson to Work

Believing is seeing and seeing is believing — Tom Hanks Last week in Watson, Come Here – I Want to See You, I introduced my readers to many of the functionality delivered by IBM Watson.  I explained how Watson can perform language detection, language translation, and language analysis.  I also wrote of how Watson Conversations […]