Table of Contents for Step by Step Guide This is the first part of a multi-part guide I am writing on API.AI. This series came about as a result of a question I saw on the API.AI forum, where someone asked if there were any step by step guides. When I began learning API.AI, I […]
This is to answer a question I saw in the API.AI forums. If you wish to import an agent’s ZIP file to create a new agent within API.AI, you need to do only a few steps. For this example, let us use the Florist shop zip file. First, you create a new agent in API.AI. Next, […]
Note: this is a somewhat advanced topic, and certainly a bit opinionated. I wouldn’t recommend beginners get into this article until they have built at least a toy bot and experienced all the features in API.AI Contexts If you are building bots using API.AI, you are probably aware of contexts. They are used to maintain state. […]
If you go to Amazon.com and search for chatbot under the Kindle Store, my book is currently showing up as #1! Amazon ranking is a fickle beast of course. So why not enjoy it while it lasts? 🙂
In the first edition of the celebrity vs Mitsuku chatbot series, I imagined a conversation between Donald Trump and Mitsuku. What about dead authors? Mark Twain’s sayings always make me laugh. Look at this Twitter account: that’s nearly 12000 followers who are signed up just to follow the quotes of a famous dead author. And what about the […]
The other day, I was browsing the discussion forum of API.AI, and I came across this question. Visualizing conversation flows for chat bots is an interesting problem. It seems like there are some bot platforms which already allow this: e.g. Converse.AI. However, I think the biggest challenge is with really complex conversation flows, where perhaps the […]
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This is my expanded notes on Chris Messina’s appearance on the O’Reilly bots podcast. The problem of Bot skeuomorphism Skeuomorphism is the design concept of making items represented resemble their real-world counterparts. Bot skeuomorphism is based on the same idea – that is, people want bots to be the next version of web apps, and hence […]
These are my expanded, augmented notes based on the O’Reilly bots podcast episode featuring Brad Abrams. I find that the best source of information about chat bots at the moment comes from podcasts where the practitioners themselves give us up to date insights on the world of chat bots. How Google assistant fits into other […]