I have been quite curious about the IBM Watson ecosystem and their set of APIs for quite a long time now, and I have finally found some time to start playing with some of its modules. The ecosystem has numerous APIs that expose functions to solve different problems such as personality detection or machine translation to cite a couple of them. In my particular case, I was more interested on the APIs provided by one of their recently acquired companies, AlchemyAPI, that provides Natural Language Processing (NLP) operations. After looking at all the possible options, I decided to investigate the following set of calls to get an idea of their accuracy and flexibility:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been an active field of study for more than half a century. However, some of the recent breakthroughs accomplished both by the academic community and some companies are fuelling the interest, imagination and even fear from the general public. This can be seen on the growing numbers of novels and movies portraying (usually evil) AI-driven robots or entities that want to (usually) wipe out the human race. This huge interest was perfect for an event like the one Playfair Capital organised at the magnificent Bloomberg HQ in London. We had an amazing list of speakers from academia and industry, as well as some of the main writers about Artificial Intelligence.