W109HOL - Build Your Own AI: Crafting Conversation Applications

Wed, Jan 24 | 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM | LL20B

Session Description:
What if you could put a warm and welcoming expert at the fingertips of every learner, one that patiently listens at any hour and comprehends your audience's every need? Machine learning tools are making artificial intelligence (AI) accessible to everyone. The machines are ready and waiting to help solve your real-world problems --- they only need you to teach them. In this session, you'll be introduced to the basic concepts of machine learning and how they can be used to categorize user inputs and generate the appropriate responses. You'll learn to use a common tool to define intentions and entities and build out a functioning dialog flow that can be used as the backbone for any number of engaging and effective applications. You will see how training a machine learning bot differs from traditional coding, and how you can use testing and feedback to help your virtual agent improve itself over time. When you leave the session, you'll have a basic, functioning bot that you can continue building and improving, or use as a template for launching your own custom AI project back in the office.

Application on the Job:
Apply machine learning and natural language processing to solve real-world problems.
Use IBM Bluemix and Watson’s Natural Language Processing to build a simple conversation agent that processes intentions and entities and provides relevant replies in the form of text or links.
Build more complex dialog flows that utilize entities and branching to provide tailored responses.

Type: Hands on Learning

Tracks: Emerging Technologies

Handout(s): Hands On Workbook, Presentation


Waugh, Travis

Travis Waugh

Instructional Technologist

The Georgia Institute of Technology