About the Webinar Natural Language Processing (NLP) is rapidly becoming a requirement for application interfaces. Today, one can build a system that allows natural language text or speech input without knowing much more than a few API specs. From chatbots to search engine translation services to applications that scour social media posts looking for business opportunities or terror threats, Natural Language Understanding (NLU) is delivering value today. On the output side of the interface, natural language generation (NLG) has advanced from the production of restricted-domain question-answering and simulation systems to the delivery of general purpose data- or model-driven narratives that are virtually indistinguishable from human-generated correspondence. From sports to stock reports, you’ve probably read a machine-generated report in the past year without realizing that the “author” was a machine. Where do we go from here? It’s time to expand our definition of “natural language” to include the logical and physical context cues that we use in everyday communications to express emotions and intent unbounded by syntax and semantic constraints. In this webinar, we will look at emerging technologies to improve understanding by analyzing effect in gestures and language choices, and that improve engagement by delivering context-appropriate effective output.
This talk was originally given at the 2020 Prepare.ai Virtual Conference on October 21st, 2020. Speaker: Vidya Setlur, Research Scientist at Tableau Session Description: Natural language processing has garnered interest in helping people interact with computer systems to make sense and meaning of the world. In the area of visual analytics, natural language has been shown to help improve the overall cognition of visualization tasks. In this talk, Vidya will discuss how natural language can be leveraged in various aspects of the analytical workflow ranging from smarter data transformations, visual encodings, autocompletion to supporting analytical intent. More recently, chatbot systems have garnered interest as conversational interfaces for a variety of tasks. Machine learning approaches have proven to be promising for approximating the heuristics and conversational cues for continuous learning in a chatbot interface. Vidya will explore the implications for these data-driven approaches in broadening the scope for visual analysis workflows. She will also discuss the future directions for research and innovation in this space. Follow and like us on social media: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/prep…​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrepareAi​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Prepare_Ai​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prepare.ai/​
As smart conversational interfaces are seeing more use in IT, sales, and marketing, tapping the power of chatbot automation that you already own is a good thing. Join us and learn from an expert, ask a question, or hear from your peers on how you can successfully activate and automate your IT Service Management with ServiceNow Virtual Agent — the end-to-end, intelligent conversational experience that enables instant resolution to common requests, increases employee and customer satisfaction, and keep agents focused on more pressing issues. Walk away from this session with tips and tricks to prepare your implementation resources, determine governance, and identify top uses and business outcomes to automate ServiceNow Virtual Agent.
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Learn more about the AWS Innovate Online Conference at – https://amzn.to/2BKioZV. AWS offers a family of AI services that provides cloud-native machine learning and deep learning technologies. These AWS services enable developers to build an entirely new generation of apps that can hear, speak, understand, and converse with application users. In this session, we review Amazon Polly and Amazon Lex, and we explore how to use them to build intelligent chatbots across social media, websites, and kiosks. Speaker: Atanu Roy, AI Specialist Solution Architect, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited
The need for conversational agents rise to support natural interfaces for ambient technologies such as the autonomous car, smart homes, consumer electronics including the mobile phones, clothings and many others. Because the devices used for ambient intelligence are usually small, low power, low weight, and more importantly low cost, an embedded speech ability that is practical for implementation as constrained by system usage is highly sought after. Existing implementation of whether speech-based or text-based dialogue systems are primarily developed upon natural language processing technology such as natural language understanding, dialogue management, and natural language generation. It is often tied to a specific domain to manage the dialogue management and information database. However, rather than a rigid architecture, the driving key to future ambient application development should capitalize on the concept of agency, hence the autonomous capability. Aida received her B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University and Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from UPM focusing on dialogue systems. At present, she is serving UTHM as the Deputy Director for Research Grant Management at the Research Management Center. She has published more than 150 refereed publications in the area of Soft Computing, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Computational Linguistics and Software Agents. Her main passion is pursuing the area of Computational Linguistics; special interests include natural language understanding, ontology, dialogue systems, and application of natural language processing to holy texts, in particular the Quran. She has supervised more than 15 Phd students and involved in more than 2 million worth of [More]
This meetup was recorded at Santa Clara on 25th April 2018. Talk 1: Abstract In the past two years, AI technologies are transforming the way we interact with systems and devices across channels. Chatbots and Virtual Personal Assistants are rapidly becoming the most adopted way of conversing with systems and data. Immersive technology such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are bringing the physical and digital worlds together. In this session, we will discuss and demonstrate how the Conversational AI platform is enabling developers to create ambient user experiences by unifying ChatBots, Messaging Platforms, Image Recognition, Cognitive Services, AR/VR, and voice-enabled devices. Speaker’s Bio: Dan Nguyen is Sr. Director, Product Management, Artificial Intelligence and Bots at Oracle. Prior to Oracle he was head of product at Emotient Acquired by Apple, Emotient was a VC-funded startup commercializing emotion recognition technology based on 20 years of research by the six founding scientists. Using video from any camera, the deep learning-based technology detects facial expressions and demographics. Talk 2: Abstract This is an introduction to H2O, one of the leading open-source AI platforms, for people taking their first steps into the world of machine learning and big data. The presentation will provide an overview of the challenges you can tackle with H2O – classification, regression, anomaly detection, etc. – and how to download and start using H2O today. Whether you love coding or hate it, H2O has an interface that can cater to your preference (it has an R API, Python [More]
In this video, you will learn how to use Power Virtual Agents for Teams aka build chatbots with Dataverse. It is pretty cool tech and doesn’t require any fancy code or skills. Just connect the dots, a lot like Power Automate. Dataverse Microsoft Teams Training at https://training.powerapps911.com/courses/create-apps-workflows-and-chatbots-for-microsoft-teams 0:00 Start 1:45 Demo my awesome bots 6:25 Install PVA 7:42 Demo built in Topics 11:45 Build your own topic 19:25 Add a flow into the fun 24:45 Publish and Share
What You’ll Learn: – Introduction to Chatbot – Build your first intelligent conversational bots with no coding knowledge – Create topics from existing webpages – Improve your Chatbot using entities, variables, and topic redirects – Power Automate & other integrations – Chatbot optimization – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – As a thank you for watching our Learn with the Nerds: Power Virtual Agents conference, we put together a guidebook with everything you need to know about chatbots. We hope this book gives you a clear understanding of chatbots – it covers everything from how they’re created to all the benefits they can provide your business – and helps you get the most out of your chatbot experiences. Please, click on the link below to Download The Nerd’s Guide to Chatbots for FREE! https://tinyurl.com/pvacookbook – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – [More]
Create intelligent chatbots directly in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents (PVA). We’ll also show how the integration with the Bot Framework Composer lights up new capabilities for building even richer custom experiences. Jeremy Chapman is joined by Emma Archer, Principal Group Program Manager for Power Virtual Agents, who shows you how easy it is to create a new PVA bot in Teams and how to extend it with custom capabilities, leveraging the Bot Framework Composer. With so many of us working remotely, it can be harder to get your questions answered. We’ve integrated PVA to give you an instant bot authoring canvas to build intelligent and responsive chatbots without even leaving Teams. You can build custom virtual chat experiences to engage with your team, address frequently asked questions, and save time by triaging common IT questions. And the good news is that Power Virtual Agents is included in your Teams license. Just released to public preview is our deep integration of PVA with the Azure Bot Framework Composer. This offers richer experiences, such as adaptive dialogues that give you a way to code complex event-driven dialogues. Bots can easily switch contexts mid-conversation and then switch back, so they appear less robotic. Or use adaptive cards that give you a rich, interactive display and enable you to incorporate images and videos. ► QUICK LINKS: 00:00 – Introduction 02:03 – See an example of a chatbot 02:55 – How to build your own chatbot 04:54 – How to create a complex [More]
Please feel invited to listen to this talk (held in German) again as replay. Peter Gassmann, Chief Commercial Officer at AdNovum Informatik AG, gives us an insight into the world of Intelligent Agents. Artificial Intelligence supported conversation interfaces already allow a multitude of banking tasks to be carried out, ranging from answering simple customer questions to client onboarding scenarios. But are these Intelligent Agents able to meet today’s high expectations? The Audio-Livestreaming took place on 6 March, between 08 15 – 09 00 am GMT+1 Further information you can find on https://www.bearingpoint.com/talks
In diesem 30-minütigen Talk geht es um einen kleinen Einblick in Dialogflow, einem Cloud-basierten Tool für die Erstellung von Conversational Interfaces/Chatbots. Hierbei stehen Anwendungsfälle, aber auch technische Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten im Vordergrund. Patrick Grigat ist aktuell bei Google als Customer Engineer im Bereich Retail tätig und unterstützt seine Kunden im Bereich Cloud und dem dazugehörigen technologischen Ökosystem. In seinen vorigen Rollen arbeitete er verstärkt im Bereich Application Modernization und Innovation. Zudem ist er verstärkt im Bereich Hochschulbildung tätig und gibt Kurse im Bereich “Neue Konzepte der Informatik”. Patrick Grigat Google
Watch how Microsoft Power Virtual Agents gives you a fast, intuitive and AI-rich way to create intelligent bots that make decisions and take actions. Join Emma Archer, from the Power Virtual Agents team, and Jeremy Chapman as they review. If you are new to Power Virtual Agents, it’s Microsoft’s newest member of the Power Platform. The Power Platform is Microsoft’s family of tools for low-to-zero-code modern app development, process automation, business insights, and now – chatbots. Interested in testing it out for yourself? Go to powervirtualagents.microsoft.com If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics, we are Microsofts’ official video series for IT. You can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at #Microsoft. Subscribe to our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MicrosoftMechanicsSeries?sub_confirmation=1 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MSFTMechanics Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/microsoft-mechanics/ Follow us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/microsoftmechanics/ #Microsoft #chatbot #PowerPlatform #PowerVirtualAgents #VirtualAgents
Don Holloway https://pyohio.org/2018/schedule/presentation/27/ Attendees will get an understanding of key concepts for conversational interfaces which are used to create chatbots, as well as, some examples of the python libraries and code which can be used to create them. Conversational interfaces are increasingly becoming a preferred way for users to engage with information. This is particularly true for younger users. Conversational interfaces offer a more personalized user experience, as well as, a means to walk a user through a potentially complex series of requirements. That ability to determine the user’s intent, combined with the ability to step them through a series of relevant questions makes it particularly well suited for interfacing with artificial intelligence systems which often require precisely structured input to deliver meaningful insight. The presentation will provide an overview of conversational interfaces, integration with front end communications channels, and back end artificial intelligence systems. An example will be shown which illustrates the end to end concepts covered. The presentation will use RASA Core, an open source Python machine learning based dialogue engine for conversational software, to show the process and benefits for training data on specific domains. The example will show the framework integrated with Twitter and Facebook messenger as communications channels, and the ability to direct actions to multiple AI backends. === https://pyohio.org A FREE annual conference for anyone interested in Python in and around Ohio, the entire Midwest, maybe even the whole world.
Talk 1 – John Walicki, IBM: The power of a personalized conversational interface to IoT devices with Watson Conversation Talk 2 – Angel Wong, Dexter: Conversational interfaces are capturing huge mindshare yet there are nuances to creating a delightful experience. Trying to use the exact same style across different device styles like IoT, Smart Speakers, and Chatbots won’t lead to an optimal experience. Join us to learn how best to approach these different interaction modes and create your best user experience.
Why conversational interfaces and chatbots represent such an exciting opportunity for smart brands.
Kore.ai, SAP Preferred Partner, helps enterprises prepare for the new business model connecting companies, ecosystems, and customers through a conversational UI and its intelligent chatbots, integrated with SAP Solutions
AWS Public Sector Summit 2018 – Washington, D.C. We have all seen the power of AI and ML used to transform industries of every kind. But what does this all mean for humans? Can advancements in AI boost human intelligence and make information more easily available? We believe so! We will hear from Cerego, creator of a personalized learning platform that helps millions of learners – in classrooms, at work, or even on the battlefield – improve their retention and understanding for any content they need, when they need it. They are leveraging services like Amazon Alexa to enable new voice-driven learning experiences that take the power of the cloud, AI, and now voice to the next level of boosting human performance. We will then explore an open source QnABot (chatbot) solution powered by Amazon Lex and Amazon Alexa for Q&A, Virtual Tours, Trivia quizzes, and more. The White House Historical Association (WHHA) will discuss and demo their work to implement a QnAot-powered virtual tour of the White House from the perspective of the roles of the US president. Speakers: John Calhoun, Joanna Capps, Whitney Hayne, Andrew Smith Lewis
Visit the largest developers congress in Europe: WeAreDevelopers World Congress, 16 – 18 May 2018 in Vienna, Austria. https://www.wearedevelopers.com/congress/ Conversational AI will dramatically change how users will interact with your software. The world is moving away from websites and apps to conversational interfaces, AI-powered bots and assistants. Advances in machine learning and state of the art research makes it possible for you to build your very own assistant. In this talk, Tom will show how you can get started building a conversational AI using open source software tools. You will get to know the architecture of conversational systems and the challenges faced when implementing them. WeAreDevelopers Talents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wearedevelopers.org/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/wearedevs/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wearedevelopers.org/
Jarno Duursma, Trendwatcher: Introduction to artificial intelligence, chatbots, conversational interfaces and smart agents.