Chatbots: Instructional Materials


Learn how to build advanced voice and chatbot interfaces plus more with these online courses

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. There's a lot we don't know about the future, but it's a pretty good bet that many of our systems and infrastructure will be automated. From thermostats to speakers to robot butlers, the Utopian version of Terminator 2 is almost becoming a reality. And the best part is, you don't have to be a fancy scientist to take advantage of this new era. This five-course bundle teaches you enough to hit the ground running and become an automation machine.


Natural Language Processing: Crash Course Computer Science #36

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Today we're going to talk about how computers understand speech and speak themselves. As computers play an increasing role in our daily lives there has been an growing demand for voice user interfaces, but speech is also terribly complicated. Vocabularies are diverse, sentence structures can often dictate the meaning of certain words, and computers also have to deal with accents, mispronunciations, and many common linguistic faux pas. The field of Natural Language Processing, or NLP, attempts to solve these problems, with a number of techniques we'll discuss today. And even though our virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, Google Home, Bixby, and Cortana have come a long way from the first speech processing and synthesis models, there is still much room for improvement.


This new Google home feature will change the way you cook

USATODAY

Google Assistant can now give you step-by-step instructions in the kitchen. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Google Assistant can now give you step-by-step instructions in the kitchen.


Google cooks up a tasty update to Home with step-by-step recipe instructions

PCWorld

In a feature rolling out to users just in time for Mother's Day, Google Home will now provide step-by-step instructions to more than 5 million recipes from Bon Appétit, the New York Times, Food Network, and more. When you're in your kitchen and ready to get started, you can say, "OK Google, start cooking," and it will begin the instructions. Google says the feature will begin rolling out to Google Home users this week. This story, "Google cooks up a tasty update to Home with step-by-step recipe instructions" was originally published by Greenbot.


Udemy – How to Build Chat Bots: From Beginner to Expert [100% off]

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If you ever wanted to understand the space of Bots or build them yourself, then take my course "How to Build Chat Bots: From Beginner to Expert". It's designed for beginners to become stronger developers in chat bot space. "It was a highly positive experience working alongside Nick at DigaBlue and with the work ethic he has, I am certain that he will produce great results in his future endeavors." This course is designed for people with little or no experience with chat bot making and who want to build the next cool product.


LinkedIn adding new training features, news feeds and 'bots'

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LinkedIn wants to become more useful to workers by adding personalized news feeds, helpful messaging "bots" and recommendations for online training courses, as the professional networking service strives to be more than just a tool for job-hunting. But LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said his company hopes to incorporate some of Microsoft's technology as it builds more things like conversational "chat bots," or software that can carry on limited conversations, answer questions and perform tasks like making reservations. LinkedIn is also adding more personalized features to its news feed, where members can see articles and announcements posted by their professional contacts. While many people already turn to Facebook, Twitter or individual news sites for similar updates, LinkedIn managers suggest their feeds will be more tailored to each user's professional interests, by a combination of human editors and computer algorithms.


Udemy – How to build a personal chatbot for Facebook Messenger [100% off]

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Learn how to build a personal chatbot for Facebook Messenger. I have created this step by step guide so you can create your own Facebook Messenger bot without coding. Facebook Messenger has a growing audience of 900 mln. By the end of the course you will be launch and promote your personal bot.


Computer science class fails to notice their TA was actually an AI chatbot

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Ashok Goel, a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, put that question to the test when he added "Jill Watson" – a chatbot powered by IBM's Watson technology – to his list of of teaching assistants for an online course. The chatbot was so good at answering questions that students did not notice their TA was made of silicon until after they'd turned in their finals. Goel's class was a popular online course, and his teaching team receives over 10,000 online questions per semester. Meanwhile, Goel plans on bringing the chatbot to more schools and classes.


Computer science class fails to notice their TA was actually an AI chatbot

#artificialintelligence

Ashok Goel, a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, put that question to the test when he added "Jill Watson" – and chatbot powered by IBM's Watson technology– to his list of of teaching assistants for an online course. The chatbot was so good at answering questions that students did not notice their TA was made of silicon until after they'd turned in their finals. Jill came to be after Goel decided he and his teaching assistants were being spread thin Goel's class was a popular online course, and his teaching team receives over 10,000 online questions per semester. Meanwhile, Goel plans on bringing the chatbot to more schools and classes.


Computer science class fails to notice their TA was actually an AI chatbot

#artificialintelligence

Ashok Goel, a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, put that question to the test when he added "Jill Watson" – and chatbot powered by IBM's Watson technology– to his list of of teaching assistants for an online course. The chatbot was so good at answering questions that students did not notice their TA was made of silicon until after they'd turned in their finals. Jill came to be after Goel decided he and his teaching assistants were being spread thin Goel's class was a popular online course, and his teaching team receives over 10,000 online questions per semester. Meanwhile, Goel plans on bringing the chatbot to more schools and classes.