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About the Course

In this course you will learn how to quickly and easily get started with Artificial Intelligence using IBM Watson. You will understand how Watson works, become familiar with its use cases and real life client examples, and be introduced to several of Watson AI services from IBM that enable anyone to easily apply AI and build smart apps. You will also work with several Watson services to demonstrate AI in action. This course does not require any programming or computer science expertise and is designed for anyone whether you have a technical background or not....

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Mar 18, 2020

This course is essential for everyone who really enjoys IT AI innovations, programming, improve own make-decision skills, challenging and troubleshooting. Thank you for your great hard work.


Mar 10, 2020

Such a useful information to get more familiar and know more about Watson Services. I am so delighted that I am getting more familiar with this services in order to improve our businesses.

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Aug 31, 2019

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By Eric G

Nov 1, 2019

You get an overview of the different services IBM Watson offers, but you don't really get to see it for yourself. There are some labs, but it doesn't do a good job of explaining what you're doing. ESPECIALLY, the lab for the final exam. You just follow the steps with no explanation for what is happening or why you're doing what you're doing. It even tells you to take screenshots as part of the exam. Not only did I have no understanding of what the content I was screenshotting meant, there was nowhere for me to submit the screenshots. Of the three courses in this specialization, this was the weakest. I took nothing away from it. Obviously, I performed well on the quizzes, but a day later I didn't learn enough to even recall what features work for what purpose. This class could be done by just going to IBM's website and learning about the different programs. Not worth my time. The first and third course are much better.

By Vlad B

Mar 11, 2022

This course is mostly one big advertisement for IBM Watson and contains very little truly useful information. It is an okay course to take for a complete beginner if you can complete the course before your trial ends, but there are much better free courses out there.

By Sreenivasa M

Nov 26, 2020

Too much of marketing videos and many are just vague talks without specifics. Too much of AI generated voice without pauses, so it overwhelms with too much of information in too little time and that too with vague terms and use cases.

By Alessio B

Jul 19, 2020

While it's not that bad to take a grasp of Watson's capabilities, this course resembles more a big IBM advertisement. However, if you're studying in the context of the IBM Applied AI, things get better after this course.

By Floris V

May 17, 2022

Only got interesting at week 4 when you do the exercise. Good overview of IBM's portfolio of services/ products. Could learn most things in a sales pitch as well. Don't know why this course deserves my money.

By Will

May 30, 2020

Very, very little in the way of concepts or skills. Mostly consists of short videos and quizzes that seem to function more as ads for IBM then they do as a lessons. Numerous spelling and grammar errors.

By Panteleeva V

Aug 3, 2020

The whole course is just constant advertising videos of Watson's services without almost any explanations on how they work. The quality of some videos, especially audio, is terrible.

By Marilyn C

Aug 2, 2019

Primarily an IMB advertisement. Some interesting use cases which could have been summarized in a less than an hour of reading (as opposed to hours of so-so video).


Oct 21, 2019

This is more like an ad for IBM, it was in the professional certificate for IBM AI engineering so I applied, but they divided it into 2 certificates.

By Jose-Mario T

Aug 19, 2019

Unfortunately this course seemed like one long brochure on WATSON products. The demos were useful but too much selling of WATSON products.

By Dan M

Mar 23, 2020

Promotional and not practical course, pretty much most of the assignments can be solved without listening to lectures.

By Jesus R

May 1, 2020

The course had good info to build some perspective, but seemed in general just publicity.

By gabriel h

Jun 6, 2020

If you are interesting in learning about Watson services great but this alll

By Aurel M

May 26, 2021

Very much like reading a marketing presentation instead of education.

By Nicole A

Mar 24, 2020

Would've been better if it didn't feel like a long sales pitch/demo.

By Jay P

Aug 28, 2019

Just Watson Ads. No learning whatsoever

By Christine R

Jul 29, 2021

Basicically a 5 week ad for Watson

By Lu Y

Dec 28, 2019

Not here to watch ads from IBM

By Jan L

Apr 22, 2022

Way too much IBM advertising and way too little content! Also the syllabus seems to be very unstructured. I'd prefer to have deep insights service after service instead of interrupting the syllabus with random people/companies sharing their personal opinion on random use cases etc. Quiz questions are mostly not about understanding AI but about having paid attention in advertising videos how much much company x saved money etc. Sorry, this is completely useless!

By Corrado R C

Apr 23, 2020

This entire course seems like one long and poorly formatted time share that forces you to sit through boring and extremely high level ads for services that could all be explained in a succinct chart over a few slides. Not only is it slow and a waste of time, but it is repetitive. I am only continuing because the first course in the Applied AI certificate was actually pretty good and I assume they will get better from here.

By jake t

Feb 23, 2020

Do you want to have a 12 year old with zero engineering and business experience gleefully talk about how a product is limitless and has no faults? Then you'll love this course. You will get to pay money to watch IBM commercials and have zero new information presented to you that you can't get from the marketing website. WHAT A SCAM.

By Uma R R

Aug 3, 2021

Did not learn much from this course. It was more of an advertisement of Watson's services. After Week2 I found the course a drag. I finished the course because I have paid for it. Also costs lot more than other Professional Certificate course. This course was not value for money.