October 23, 2018
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It’s only natural that developers have been focused on the consumer space: apps that transform the way we communicate, get around town, and shop. We’re all consumers, right? But the Industrial Internet is magnitudes larger than the Consumer Internet and ripe with opportunity for developers.
IBM transitioned its Bluemix natural language interface (Watson Conversation) from Experimental to GA. The move suggests that IBM has tweaked the cutting edge technology to a level of service that supports real-time, production environments. The service enables automated interaction with users.