Voicebot and Chatbot Design: Flexible conversational interfaces with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Facebook Messenger

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Create conversational UIs using cutting-edge frameworksKey Features
  • Build AI chatbots and voicebots using practical and accessible toolkits
  • Design and create voicebots that really shine in front of humans
  • Work with familiar appliances like Alexa, Google Home, and FB Messenger
  • Design for UI success across different industries and use cases
Book Description

We are entering the age of conversational interfaces, where we will interact with AI bots using chat and voice. But how do we create a good conversation? How do we design and build voicebots and chatbots that can carry successful conversations in in the real world?

In this book, Rachel Batish introduces us to the world of conversational applications, bots and AI. You’ll discover how - with little technical knowledge - you can build successful and meaningful conversational UIs. You’ll find detailed guidance on how to build and deploy bots on the leading conversational platforms, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Facebook Messenger.

You’ll then learn key design aspects for building conversational UIs that will really succeed and shine in front of humans. You’ll discover how your AI bots can become part of a meaningful conversation with humans, using techniques such as persona shaping, and tone analysis.

For successful bots in the real world, you’ll explore important use-cases and examples where humans interact with bots. With examples across finance, travel, and e-commerce, you’ll see how you can create successful conversational UIs in any sector.

Expand your horizons further as Rachel shares with you her insights into cutting-edge voicebot and chatbot technologies, and how the future might unfold. Join in right now and start building successful, high impact bots!

What you will learn
  • Build your own AI voicebots and chatbots
  • Use familiar appliances like Alexa, Google Home, and Facebook Messenger
  • Master the elements of conversational user interfaces
  • Key design techniques to make your bots successful
  • Use tone analysis to deepen UI conversation for humans
  • Create voicebots and UIs designed for real-world situations
  • Insightful case studies in finance, travel, and e-commerce
  • Cutting-edge technology and insight into the future of AI bots
Who this book is for

This book is for you, if you want to deepen your appreciation of UI and how conversational UIs - driven by artificial intelligence - are transforming the way humans interact with computers, appliances, and the everyday world around us. This book works with the major UI toolkits available today, so you do not need a deep programming knowledge to build the bots in this book: a basic familiarity with markup languages and JavaScript will give you everything you need to start building cutting-edge conversational UIs.

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About the author

Rachel Batish is the co-founder and CRO of Conversation.one, the build-once deploy-everywhere platform for conversational apps, which leverages machine learning to maximize the interaction between people and devices. Rachel is responsible for the company's sales and marketing strategies, and is actively involved in the product's roadmap and in the growing voice community. Prior to founding Conversation.one, Rachel founded Zuznow, an AI platform for building mobile apps, and led the company from $0 to $1 M in revenue. Rachel has a BA in political science and an MA in international relations.
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Sep 29, 2018
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Computers / Natural Language Processing
Computers / Speech & Audio Processing
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Life with Siri –2nd Edition (2012)

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If you know some Python and you want to use machine learning and deep learning, pick up this book. Whether you want to start from scratch or extend your machine learning knowledge, this is an essential and unmissable resource. Written for developers and data scientists who want to create practical machine learning and deep learning code, this book is ideal for developers and data scientists who want to teach computers how to learn from data.

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Machine learning is eating the software world, and now deep learning is extending machine learning. Understand and work at the cutting edge of machine learning, neural networks, and deep learning with this second edition of Sebastian Raschka's bestselling book, Python Machine Learning. Thoroughly updated using the latest Python open source libraries, this book offers the practical knowledge and techniques you need to create and contribute to machine learning, deep learning, and modern data analysis.

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Sebastian Raschka and Vahid Mirjalili's unique insight and expertise introduce you to machine learning and deep learning algorithms from scratch, and show you how to apply them to practical industry challenges using realistic and interesting examples. By the end of the book, you'll be ready to meet the new data analysis opportunities in today's world.

If you've read the first edition of this book, you'll be delighted to find a new balance of classical ideas and modern insights into machine learning. Every chapter has been critically updated, and there are new chapters on key technologies. You'll be able to learn and work with TensorFlow more deeply than ever before, and get essential coverage of the Keras neural network library, along with the most recent updates to scikit-learn.

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Python Machine Learning Second Edition takes a practical, hands-on coding approach so you can learn about machine learning by coding with Python. This book moves fluently between the theoretical principles of machine learning and the practical details of implementation with Python.

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TensorFlow is one of the most popular frameworks used for machine learning and, more recently, deep learning. It provides a fast and efficient framework for training different kinds of deep learning models, with very high accuracy. This book is your guide to master deep learning with TensorFlow with the help of 10 real-world projects.

TensorFlow Deep Learning Projects starts with setting up the right TensorFlow environment for deep learning. Learn to train different types of deep learning models using TensorFlow, including Convolutional Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks, LSTMs, and Generative Adversarial Networks. While doing so, you will build end-to-end deep learning solutions to tackle different real-world problems in image processing, recommendation systems, stock prediction, and building chatbots, to name a few. You will also develop systems that perform machine translation, and use reinforcement learning techniques to play games.

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This book is for data scientists, machine learning developers as well as deep learning practitioners, who want to build interesting deep learning projects that leverage the power of Tensorflow. Some understanding of machine learning and deep learning, and familiarity with the TensorFlow framework is all you need to get started with this book.

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