IBM’s Watson Assistant lets any company build Alexa-like voice interfaces

Virtual assistants are everywhere. With Watson Assistant, #IBM is offering its AI technology to help companies build their own. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made

#IBM is today launching Watson Assistant, a new service aimed at companies looking to build voice-activated virtual assistants for their own products.
First, Watson Assistant is a white label product.
And third, each integration of Watson Assistant keep its data to itself, meaning big tech companies aren’t pooling information on users’ activities across multiple domains.
One with Harman, building a voice assistant for a Maserati concept car; another at Munich airport, where Watson Assistant is powering a Pepper robot that offers visitors directions; and a third with smart home company Chameleon Technologies, where the voice tech powers its smart home meter.
Watson Assistant is made from features cherrypicked from existing #IBM products, Watson Conversation and Watson Virtual Agent, as well as the company’s language and conversation analytics APIs.

Opinion… * Man-Made

The Smart Assistant race has an additional player. #IBM has introduced an interesting – white labeled – strategy using Watson; and interestingly, the integration of Watson Assistant will keep its data to itself. #SmartAssistant #Trend

Source: The Verge