Students, faculty and researchers can learn how to put the power of smart-data discovery to work for them at an IBM Watson Analytics workshop on Nov. 10.
The Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC) and the College of Business will be offering a hands-on workshop with IBM Watson Analytics experts in the Morgan Library Event Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Registration for this event is required and available here.
Attendees also will have the chance to receive free licenses for IBM Watson Analytics.
What Watson Analytics can do for you
This event gives students and faculty the opportunity to experience analytics using smart-data discovery. Watson Analytics experts will teach attendees how to use guided data exploration, automated predictive analysis, and dashboard creation. This technology may have the ability to revolutionize the way we conduct research.
Unstructured data, such as news articles, social media posts, and research reports in formats ranging from PDFs, Word documents and websites can be analyzed by Watson, the IBM supercomputer.
Although Watson won on Jeopardy!, before it can answer questions, it first needs to learn a new subject. Related materials are loaded into Watson, then it gets trained on the subject through question-and-answer pairing. Finally, Watson automatically updates when new information is published.
Watson Analytics gives researchers a powerful new tool for mining and sorting data from across a multitude of sources.
The on-campus introductory event will open with a networking session from 9:30-10 a.m. An introductory lecture will take place from 10-11 a.m., with lunch from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
After the morning sessions, hands-on training will take place in Morgan Library computer classrooms from 12:30-2:15 p.m. In classroom 1, researchers and faculty will meet; students will meet in classroom 2 during the same time.
If there is a demand, a second round of classes will be added from 2:45-4:30 p.m.