AI Applications with Watson, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the AI Applications with Watson Certificate in collaboration with IBMx. Build a hotel finder chatbot powered by Watson Assistant. Learn to use and program tools and assitant services such as Tone Analyzer and Personality Insights to build queries, extract information big data repositories.

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The Programming Chatbots with Watson Services Certificate from EdX is offered in partnership with IBMx and it's part of an Professional Certificate.

Having enrolled in this AI Applications with Watson course, chances are you've already built your own chatbots and have perhaps even used Watson Assistant along the way. But did you know that you can turbocharge your chatbot's IQ with IBM Watson Discovery, a service designed to reveal the hidden value in your data? Discovery specializes in taking your data—structured or unstructured—and extracting from it answers and patterns.

For example, if you have a large repository, the contents of which could answer customer questions, you've got the makings of a great FAQ chatbot.

In this course, you’ll learn how to build queries in Discovery, which allows you to surface answers and patterns from large repositories of data. You’ll next learn to use Discovery to extract insights from a set of hotel reviews. Then, to make that data come to life, you'll integrate Discovery with other Watson services to create a chatbot that can tell you about the best hotels in a certain US city. By using these Watson services, you'll add more layers of analysis to help you find the best hotel.

You'll build your chatbot application with the following Watson services:

  • Assistant

  • Discovery

  • Tone Analyzer

  • Personality Insights

By the end of this course, you will have built a fully functioning AI-powered chatbot. Moreover, you should be able to apply the services taught here to your own data sets, enabling you to create sophisticated chatbots of your own.

What you'll learn

  • Apply your foundational concepts of AI and machine learning into building and programming chatbots
  • Create a chatbot application that interacts in natural language in IBM Cloud
  • Synthesize data that can be queried to extract sentiment, concepts, entities, and taxonomy by using Watson Discovery
  • Reveal the emotions, sentiment, and customer preferences found in hotel reviews by using Tone Analyzer and Personality Insights and feed that data to the chatbot

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Lab 1: Build a Watson chatbot

  • Watson Assistant overview
  • Deploy Watson Assistant
  • Import the workspace
  • Create intents, entities, and dialog
  • Apply the Jump to action
  • Add multiple response conditions for a specific intent
  • Add responses for other intents
  • Test the chatbot
Lab 2: Build queries by using Watson Discovery
  • Watson Discovery overview
  • Access the news collection in the Discovery tool
  • Understand the data structure
  • Query the data by using filters
  • Query the data by using the query parameter
  • Query the data by using aggregation
  • Retrieve longer passages from the data
  • Train Discovery to improve relevancy
Lab 3: Enhance a chatbot with Discovery
  • Get the starter code and credentials
  • Integrate Discovery with the chatbot
  • Test the application
Lab 4: Gain insights by using Discovery
  • Get the data into Discovery
  • Find basic insights in the data

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 21 days
    • 2 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

This course provides an introduction to developing and deploying cognitive applications. You should have basic knowledge of object-oriented programming, how to use the command line, Node.js, and IBM Watson Assistant (formerly known as Watson Conversation).

You also need:

  • IBM Cloud account
  • Git
  • IBM Cloud command line tool
  • A text or code editor
If you want to build the chatbot application locally, install Node.js and npm.If not familiar with IBM Watson Assistant, take the How to Build Chatbots and Make Money course first.

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