Hands-on Chatbots with Google Dialogflow

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Introduction

Basic proficiency at programming in Python Basic understanding of HTTP and how REST APIs work Website and mobile app developers looking to add chat functionality Software developers looking to build sophisticated chatbots Developers of Facebook, Slack or other messaging platform apps looking to add chatbots to their apps

Description

Chatbots are voice-aware bots, i.e. computer programs designed to simulate human conversations with users. This course introduces Dialogflow, Google's conversational interface for bots, devices and applications. DialogFlow is state-of-the-art, launched in September 2016 No deep learning or natural language processing expertise is needed to build even very complex bots Provides an intuitive way of specifying the conversational interface Automatically and dynamically adjusts conversational responses Easy to build, test and publish apps Supports one-click integration with other chat platforms such as Slack and Facebook In this course, we will cover: The big picture: How conversation flows in Dialogflow Interaction models: Intents, entities, contexts and their resolution into API calls Managing dialogs: Handling the flow of conversation using linear and non-linear dialogs. Fulfilment models: Using webhooks to fulfill user intents and how to connect to external services to respond to queries. Deployment: Deploying a flask app to Heroku, and a Cloud Function to the Google Cloud Platform Third-party integration: Integrating a bot with Slack

Goal of Course

Build and deploy natural-sounding chatbots Design and build sound interaction models for your chatbots Deploy web apps to Heroku Develop third-party apps for Slack and other messaging platforms

Introduction

The Big Picture

Building Blocks of Interaction Models

Linear and Non-linear Dialogs

Fulfillment, Deploymentand 3rd Party Integration