Dad of the year builds a Watson-powered Harry Potter sorting hat for his daughters


There are countless internet quizzes that helps sort you into Hogwarts houses depending on your personality, but nothing comes quite close to this: an actual sorting hat powered by IBM Watson. The hat, created by IBM engineer Ryan Anderson, started off as a fun project for him and his two daughters to help expose the girls to STEM while bridging it with their interests in the Harry Potter series. The hat uses Watson’s Natural Language Classifier and Speech to Text to let the wearer simply talk to the hat, then be sorted according to what he or she says. Anderson coded the hat to…

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