Creating Alexa Skills with OpenWhisk and IBM Watson 

By Niklas Heidloff | 11/16/17 4:43 AM | App Dev - Cognitive | Added by Oliver Busse

My first code pattern (formerly known as developer journeys) has been published on developer.ibm.com/code. The pattern describes how to build Alexa skills with OpenWhisk. Rather than using intent and entity identification from Alexa, Watson Conversation is used. This allows developers to define conversation flows declaratively and developers can reuse conversations that are available in the Bot Asset Exchange.

Insights into Machine Learning at Jazoon 

By Andrew Magerman | 11/3/17 2:41 PM | App Dev - Cognitive | Added by Oliver Busse

Jazoon is a tech conference in Zürich which manages to bring brilliant speakers to talk about a particular subject - on Friday, 27th October 2017 it was Artificial Intelligence. [...] One of the surprises for me was to learn that essentially, most of the artificial intelligence/Machine learning software is open source.