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Mar 14

This Alexa Powered Dictionary Bot Can Expedite Your Vocabulary Buildup

By Gopal Amlekar | Cloud Computing , Internet of Things

Voice controlled technologies are growing in popularity everywhere. From home automation to cab booking or ordering a meal, customers are getting pampered with the luxury of using voice to control things around them.

In this blog post, I present a tutorial to build a voice-activated Oxford dictionary using Amazon Alexa. You can talk to the dictionary and ask for definitions, example usage, synonyms or antonyms of any English word present in the Oxford dictionary.

Feb 26

Realtime Customer Feedback Analysis with IBM Watson Natural Language Classifier

By Shyam Purkayastha | Machine Learning

With an ever-changing business landscape and diverse user base, it is all the more important to keep a close eye your customer’s perception. As Peter Drucker famously said, “what gets measured gets improved.”

Customer interactions with your business take the form of various channels, most of them being indirect. If you can figure out a quantifiable way to measure your customer’s feedback, then you have got every chance of improving your business.

Dec 30

Build a Live Score Streaming Platform for Realtime Sports Update

By Shyam Purkayastha | Cloud Computing

If you are a die-hard sports fan, then you probably get impatient too quickly. Particularly in a situation when you are unable to watch the match live. To add to the misery, the live score that you see on your phone is often playing a catch-up game. Sounds like a familiar situation? In this blog post, we present to you a model system for managing sports score streaming using the components of the IBM Cloud platform, including PubNub. This system can serve live score updates in real-time to millions of users simultaneously. And, in case you want to indulge in betting, then it can do more to help swing the odds in your favor.

Dec 12

Voice Activated Trading Bot Powered By IBM Watson Text-to-Speech Service

By Gopal Amlekar | Cloud Computing

Voice enabled devices are leaping forward, and speech is becoming the dominant bot interface. Digital assistants, or bots, as they are widely known nowadays, speak more like humans. Their popularity is growing with a multitude of apps that can make your life easier, and their application is found in domains like customer service, home automation, chat and news readers to name a few.

This article showcases the power of speech agents with a stock market trading example, where continuous price updates can be heard instead of watched on screen. Furthermore, a use case is presented for one such stock trading scenario using a voice activated trading bot.

Dec 03

Witness the Cutting Edge Way of Conducting Physical Asset Verification

By Baishakhi Saha | Internet of Things

Where exactly does the need for asset verification arise? We often find ourselves wasting enormous amounts of time looking for the things that we immediately need. In a business environment, especially in a manufacturing or a factory setup, workers and supervisors often end up searching for tools & equipment which directly affects the overall productivity of the company. But most importantly, during periodic audits, physical verification of assets ought to take place devoid of any hassle wherein their existence needs to be verified to maintain consistency in internal compliance.

In this blog post, we will show you the various mechanisms and technologies available for indoor asset verification and also showcase a proof of concept of an asset tracking device using one of the widely available technologies. When deployed, this can help bypass the tedious manual search process and can save time and money for the stakeholders responsible for the organization’s assets.

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