Wade Tyler Millward
Oct 25, 2022, 11:32 a.m. EDT
The new libraries provide natural language processing, speech-to-text, and text-to-speech capabilities for partners to add to applications for any hybrid and multi-cloud environment, says Monica Agarwal, IBM’s VP of Ecosystem Building and Technology Partnerships.
IBM has released new AI libraries designed to help IBM partners, customers and developers build and bring AI-powered services to market.
The three new AI libraries for New York-based Armonk, now available publicly, combine innovation from IBM Research and open source technology to provide Natural Language Processing, Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech capabilities for partners to add to the new, said Monica Aggarwal, Vice President Head of ISV Build Ecosystem and Technology Partnerships at IBM for CRN, Applications for any hybrid and multi-cloud environment.
Aggarwal said this expanded access to AI will help MSPs, MSSPs and other similar partners to accelerate AI adoption.
“We got feedback from partners, we listened to them, we worked on our strategy and we said, ‘You know what? Let’s build something very convenient for consumption, said Aggarwal. “A simple, easy and flexible format for libraries to embed in a solution. And we have a great program to build with you, go to market with you – let’s take that and win the market.”
What has IBM done for artificial intelligence?
Nalit Patel, CEO of All Solutions, an IBM partner in Livingston, New Jersey, told CRN that he loves IBM’s investment in cutting-edge technology, including artificial intelligence.
He also said he would love to invest more in the IBM Partner Program.
They are becoming more channel friendly,” Patel said.
Meanwhile, the libraries are giving partners access to the same AI libraries that power IBM Watson products, according to IBM. Developers and IT teams can include new libraries in their applications and create custom products without data science expertise, reducing the barrier to AI adoption.
One library, the IBM Watson Natural Language Processing Library, is used to process human language and discover meaning, content, intent and feelings, according to the vendor.
The IBM Watson Speech to Text Library is used for speech transcription for customer service. The IBM Watson Text to Speech library is used to convert typed text to natural voice in a variety of languages and sounds in an application.
Earlier this month, during IBM’s latest quarterly earnings call, IBM Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna Call Artificial intelligence and hybrid cloud are “the two most transformative enterprise technologies of our time” and described partners with different business models as a “critical component of our strategy” to win customers.