Mark Watson

Java consultant specializing in machine learning, artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, and web engineering. I use Java 8, Ruby, Clojure, Haskell, and Python for development.


I am the author of 23 published books on Artificial Intelligence, Java, Ruby, Machine Learning, Common LISP, Clojure, JavaScript, Semantic Web, NLP, C++, Linux, Scheme, and Windows.

My consulting customer list includes: Google, CompassLabs, Disney, Sitescout.com, Embed.ly, and Webmind Corporation.

In my consulting practice I develop software using Ruby, Java, Haskell, Clojure, Javascript, and Python. In addition to artificial intelligence / cognitive computing development, I also provide DevOps support on the Google Cloud Platform, AWS, and Azure.

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My recent books:

New November 13, 2015: Power Java is available for a minimum price of $4 in PDF, Kindle, and iPad formats. Covers machine learning, NLP, IoT network programming, linked data, deep learning, etc.

Build Intelligent Systems with JavaScript is available for a minimum price of $4 in PDF, Kindle, and iPad formats.

Loving Common Lisp, or the Savvy Programmer's Secret Weapon is available for a minimum price of $4 in PDF, Kindle, and iPad formats.

Practical Artificial Intelligence Programming With Java is available for a minimum price of $4 in PDF, Kindle, and iPad formats.

My new book project: Creating a Cognitive Computing Laboratory on the Google Cloud Platform, A Guide for Individuals and Small Companies

If you like my books and are an author or would like to be an author then I recommend my wife Carol's editing services.


This is my personal web site. My business web site is www.cognition.tech - please visit me there.

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