IBM Watson Anywhere is built on top of Kubernetes, the open source orchestration engine that can be deployed in diverse environments. Since the Watson Anywhere platform is built as a set of microservices designed to run on Kubernetes, it is flexible and portable.
According to IBM, the microservices-based Watson Anywhere delivers two solutions –
Watson OpenScale: IBM’s open AI platform for managing multiple instances of AI, no matter where they were developed – including the ability to explain how AI decisions are being made in real time, for greater transparency and compliance.
Watson Assistant: IBM’s AI tool for building conversational interfaces into applications and devices. More advanced than a traditional chatbot, Watson Assistant intelligently determines when to search for a result, when to ask the user for clarification, and when to offload the user to a human for personal assistance. Also, the Watson Assistant Discovery Extension enables organizations to unlock hidden insights in unstructured data and documents.
IBM Cloud Private for Data is an extension of the hybrid cloud focused on data and analytics. According to IBM, it simplifies and unifies how customers collect, organize and analyze data to accelerate the value of data science and AI. The multi-cloud platform delivers a broad range of core data microservices, with the option to add more from a growing services catalog.
IBM Watson Anywhere is seamlessly integrated with Cloud Private for Data. The combination enables customers to manage end-to-end data workflows to help ensure that data is easily accessible for AI.