Meeting Info

Topic: Building a ChatBot in the Cloud

Presenter: Mike Erickson

Date: Thursday, November 09, 2017

Time: 6:30:00 PM -

Location: Simmons Building @ DATC

In this presentation we will use Amazon Lex and AWS Lambda to build a ChatBot front end that will support a natural English conversation with the bot to get a (fake) referral to a Doctor. Amazon Lex and AWS Lambda are two managed services in Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon Lex supports the definition of a ChatBot interface and relies on Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR). Each of these technologies is closely tied to the Amazon Echo devices and the Alexa service on which they run. With these ties to Alexa you can expect any ChatBots you build with AWS to become more intelligent and useful over time.

About the presenter:

Mike Erickson has been working in software development for over 28 years. During that time he has worked with many programming languages/platforms and in several industries. For most of the past 20 years he has worked as a consultant both independently and through large and small consulting organizations. Mike is also a trainer who has taught many development and database courses over the past 20 years. His consulting, training and presentations have taken him to locations throughout the United States and to some international opportunities as well.

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