Cloud Computing Showcase

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.

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.

Oct 12

Worrying About Rising Energy Bills? Realtime IoT Energy Management Is At Your Disposal

By Surya Igor | Cloud Computing , Internet of Things

There are quite a few things we take for granted in our day-to-day lives. Public utilities are one such example. We assume that the electricity and water supply will be at our disposal 24/7. This leads to wastage, and excessive wastage and malpractice lead to further deterioration of the environment. Thanks to the awareness around climate change and the advancements in renewable energy sources, we are in a better position to safeguard our future generations by ensuring a sustainable supply of energy for our day-to-day needs. Still, a lot needs to be done toward achieving self-sustained living and this is where technology can help us. In this blog post, we present yet another amalgamation of things that can be managed using that game-changer, the “Internet of Things.” In this case, it’s an IoT energy management system for tracking electricity supply and consumption.

Sep 10

How To Make Your Smart Bin Smarter With IBM Bluemix

By Shyam Purkayastha | Cloud Computing , Internet of Things

Have you ever wondered how does an IoT-enabled smart bin works? If not then this blog post will show you exactly how to build one for yourself and you can use it too.

These days, there is a huge impetus on smart city initiatives across the world. One of the popular use cases of Smart City is the concept of Smart Bins. As we all know, efficient waste management is a growing challenge in urban areas. Hence, this Smart Bin concept has also drawn a lot of attention as part of automating the public infrastructure across cities.

Apr 26

Have a Dialog with Your Home via Watson Conversation Service

By Shyam Purkayastha | Cloud Computing , Internet of Things

Man’s desire to be a part of the social ecosystem has led to the invention of many communication and information sharing tools. This trend is now morphing to include use cases where we interact with non-living things, as well. Let’s look at one such application where we can communicate with our things through chat, just like way we would Whatsapp our family and friends.

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