Since 2014, Apple and IBM have an agreement that aims to transform business mobility, that is, the way in which several companies from many industries / segments can work with their mobile devices. How? Investing in applications that solve problems and allow you to solve everything without the need for you to be inside the office, using a computer.
There are already more than 100 applications created for this purpose and, in addition, IBM has opened some physical spaces around the world for customers to create more apps. Today, a new step has been taken by companies.
It is now possible to integrate the IBM Watson to Core ML (machine learning, or machine learning), allowing iOS apps to access IBM's cognitive programming system running directly on iPhones and iPads.
Watson today is a powerful system. There are several APIs available which allow you to create your own cognitive programs / systems / applications (which include understanding emotions, interpreting texts and images, giving answers in chatbots, hear sounds, and so on).
By integrating apps with Watson, we can tag and classify images (scenes, objects, faces, colors, food and various other types of content), customize templates (you can create and train custom image classifiers using your own image collections to suit your needs) needs of your company) and train models with continuous learning (build models with a single line of code that continue to learn and improve over time).
A clear example of usage: field technicians from a particular company could point the iPhone camera at a machine and identify the make and model to order parts that need to be repaired (the company can train a model to recognize all the different machines using Watson's image recognition feature).
To make everything easier, IBM also announced a cloud console to simplify the connection between the process of building the Watson model and the insertion of that model in the application that is running on the Apple device.
We are seeing here the beginning of a relationship that can undoubtedly generate many fruits for companies, making business apps increasingly intelligent.