Designing Bots

Author: Amir Shevat
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491974842
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From Facebook Messenger to Kik, and from Slack bots to Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and email bots, the new conversational apps are revolutionizing the way we interact with software. This practical guide shows you how to design and build great conversational experiences and delightful bots that help people be more productive, whether it’s for a new consumer service or an enterprise efficiency product. Ideal for designers, product managers, and entrepreneurs, this book explores what works and what doesn’t in real-world bot examples, and provides practical design patterns for your bot-building toolbox. You’ll learn how to use an effective onboarding process, outline different flows, define a bot personality, and choose the right balance of rich control and text. Explore different bot use-cases and design best practices Understand bot anatomy—such as brand and personality, conversations, advanced UI controls—and their associated design patterns Learn steps for building a Facebook Messenger consumer bot and a Slack business bot Explore the lessons learned and shared experiences of designers and entrepreneurs who have built bots Design and prototype your first bot, and experiment with user feedback

New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs To Know

Author: Kenneth J. Varnum
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838917828
Size: 27.76 MB
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The time is right for this all-new survey of the library technology that’s already transitioning from trend to everyday reality. As in the previous best-selling volume, Varnum and his contributors throw the spotlight on the systems, software, and approaches most crucial to the knowledge institutions of tomorrow. Inside, readers will find concise information and analysis on topics such as mobile technologies; privacy-protection technology tools; the Internet of Things (IoT); virtual reality; bots and automation; machine learning applications for libraries; libraries as digital humanities enablers; visualizations in discovery systems; linked open data; embeddedness and Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI); special collections and digital publishing; link rot, web archiving, and the future of the Distributed Web; and digital repositories. Sure to spark discussions about library innovation, this collection is a must have for staff interested in technology or involved with strategic planning.

Computer Human Interaction Research And Applications

Author: Andreas Holzinger
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030329658
Size: 24.49 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications, CHIRA 2017, held in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, in October/November 2017. The 8 full papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 35 submissions. The papers selected to be included in this book contribute to the understanding of relevant trends of current research on computer-human interaction, including Interaction design, human factors, entertainment, cognition, perception, user-friendly software and systems, pervasive technologies and interactive devices.

The Interplay Of Data Technology Place And People For Smart Learning

Author: Hendrik Knoche
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319920227
Size: 55.47 MB
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This book gathers contributions to the 3rd International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Developments (SLERD 2018), held at Aalborg University, Denmark on 23–25 May 2018. What characterizes smart learning ecosystems? What is their role in city and regional development and innovation? How can we promote citizen engagement in smart learning ecosystems? These are some of the questions addressed at SLERD 2018 and documented in these proceedings, which include a diverse range of papers intended to help understand, conceive, and promote innovative human-centric design and development methods, education/training practices, informal social learning, and citizen-driven policies. The papers elaborate on the notion of smart learning ecosystems, assess the relation of smart learning ecosystems with their physical surroundings, and identify new resources for smart learning. SLERD 2018 contributes to foster the social innovation sectors, ICT and economic development and deployment strategies, as well as new policies for smarter, more proactive citizens. As such, these proceedings are relevant for researchers and policymakers alike.

Developing Bots With Microsoft Bots Framework

Author: Srikanth Machiraju
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484233123
Size: 59.31 MB
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Develop Intelligent Bots using Microsoft Bot framework (C# and Node.js), Visual Studio Enterprise & Code, MicrosoftAzure and Cognitive Services. This book shows you how to develop great Bots, publish to Azure and register with Bot portal so that customers canconnect and communicate using famous communication channels like Skype, Slack, Web and Facebook. You'll also learn how to build intelligence into Bots using Azure Cognitive Services like LUIS, OCR, Speech to Text and Web Search.Bots are the new face of user experience. Conversational User Interface provides many options to make userexperience richer, innovative and engaging with email, text, buttons or voice as the medium for communication.Modern line of business applications can be replaced or associated with Intelligent Bots that can use data/historycombined with Machine Intelligence to make user experience inclusive and exciting. With Developing Bots with Microsoft Bots Framework, you'll see just how simple Bot building can be. What You'll Learn Build Bots using MS Bot framework on Windows and Non-Windows platforms Publish your Bot to the cloud in minutes Create rich communication platforms between your application and users Apply Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to your applications Who This Book Is For Developers and Architects who design and build modern applications or communication platforms using MS stack or open source technologies. Business Analysts and UX Specialists interested in designing and building trendy user interfaces/platforms using Bots and Azure ML

Building Bots With Microsoft Bot Framework

Author: Kishore Gaddam
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1786469642
Size: 46.83 MB
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Build intelligent and smart conversational interfaces using Microsoft Bot Framework About This Book Develop various real-world intelligent bots from scratch using Microsoft Bot Framework Integrate your bots with most popular conversation platforms such as Skype, Slack, and Facebook Messenger Flaunt your bot building skills in your organization by thoroughly understanding and implementing the bot development concepts such as messages (rich text and pictures), dialogs, and third-party authentication and calling Who This Book Is For This book is for developers who are keen on building powerful services with great and interactive bot interface. Experience with C# is needed. What You Will Learn Set up a development environment and install all the required software to get started programming a bot Publish a bot to Slack, Skype, and the Facebook Messenger platform Develop a fully functional weather bot that communicates the current weather in a given city Help your bot identify the intent of a text with the help of LUIS in order to make decisions Integrate an API into your bot development Build an IVR solution Explore the concept of MicroServices and see how MicroServices can be used in bot development Develop an IoT project, deploy it, and connect it to a bot In Detail Bots help users to use the language as a UI and interact with the applications from any platform. This book teaches you how to develop real-world bots using Microsoft Bot Framework. The book starts with setting up the Microsoft Bot Framework development environment and emulator, and moves on to building the first bot using Connector and Builder SDK. Explore how to register, connect, test, and publish your bot to the Slack, Skype, and Facebook Messenger platforms. Throughout this book, you will build different types of bots from simple to complex, such as a weather bot, a natural speech and intent processing bot, an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) bot for a bank, a facial expression recognition bot, and more from scratch. These bots were designed and developed to teach you concepts such as text detection, implementing LUIS dialogs, Cortana Intelligence Services, third-party authentication, Rich Text format, Bot State Service, and microServices so you can practice working with the standard development tools such as Visual Studio, Bot Emulator, and Azure. Style and approach This step-by-step guide takes a learn-while-doing approach, delivering the practical knowledge and experience you need to design and build real-world Bots. The concepts come to you on an as-needed basis while developing a bot so you increase your programming knowledge and experience at the same time.

Studies In Conversational Ux Design

Author: Robert J. Moore
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319955799
Size: 32.45 MB
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As voice interfaces and virtual assistants have moved out of the industry research labs and into the pockets, desktops and living rooms of the general public, a demand for a new kind of user experience (UX) design is emerging. Although the people are becoming familiar with Siri, Alexa, Cortana and others, their user experience is still characterized by short, command- or query-oriented exchanges, rather than longer, conversational ones. Limitations of the microphone and natural language processing technologies are only part of the problem. Current conventions of UX design apply mostly to visual user interfaces, such as web or mobile; they are less useful for deciding how to organize utterances, by the user and the virtual agent, into sequences that work like those of natural human conversation. This edited book explores the intersection of UX design, of both text- or voice-based virtual agents, and the analysis of naturally occurring human conversation (e.g., the Conversation Analysis, Discourse Analysis and Interactional Sociolinguistics literatures). It contains contributions from researchers, from academia and industry, with varied backgrounds working in the area of human-computer interaction. Each chapter explores some aspect of conversational UX design. Some describe the design challenges faced in creating a particular virtual agent. Others discuss how the findings from the literatures of the social sciences can inform a new kind of UX design that starts with conversation.

Getting Started With Chatbots

Author: Akhil Mittal
Publisher: BPB Publications
ISBN: 9388511891
Size: 44.99 MB
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A complete guide to build a better Chatbots DESCRIPTION This book makes you familiar with the concept of the chatbot. It explains what chatbot is, how does a chatbot work, and what exactly is the need for a chatbot in today’s era? It focuses on creating a bot using Amazon’s Lex service and getting the bot deployed on Facebook messenger for live chatting. This book will train you on how to create a chatbot using Google’s Dialogflow and test the bot in Dialogflow console. It also demonstrates how to create a custom chatbot using Microsoft’s bot framework and enable the webhooks in Dialogflow and return the response from the custom bot to Dialogflow intents as a fulfilment response. KEY FEATURES Concept of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning How AI is involved in creating chatbots What are chatbots Chatbot development Live chatting Create chatbot with technologies such as Amazon Lex, Google Dialogflow, AWS Lambda, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Azure Deploy and talk to your bot WHAT WILL YOU LEARN Learn the concept of chatbot Learn how chatbots and AI work hand in hand Learn the concept of machine learning in chatbots Get familiar with chatbot services such as Amazon’s Lex and Google’s Dialogflow Learn how to write an AWS Lambda function Learn what webhooks are Learn about Microsoft’s Bot Framework Write your own custom chatbot Deploy the chatbot on Facebook Messenger, Google Assistant, and Slack Live chatting with your own chatbot WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR The developers, architects, and software/technology enthusiasts who are keen to learn the cutting-edge technologies and want to get a hands-on experience on AI by creating their own custom chatbots. Organizations, small companies, service-based/product-based setups which want to learn how to create a basic chatbot on their website and on social media to get more leads and reach to the end user for their business. Students, if they are seeking something where they can create and integrate the real-time chatbots in their projects. Table of Contents Section 1: The Concept 1. What are Chatbots? 2. How Chatbot Works 3. What is the Need for a Chatbot? 4. Conversational Flow? Section 2: Creating a Chatbot Using Amazon Lex 1. Amazon Lex and AWS Account 2. Create Bot Using Amazon Lex 3. AWS Lambda Function 4. Slots 5. Error Handling 6. Deploy the Bot on Facebook Messenger 7. Live Chatbot on Facebook Section 3: Creating a Chatbot Using Dialogflow API and Microsoft’s Bot Framework Technical Requirements 1. Dialogflow Account 2. Creating a Bot in Dialogflow 3. Dialogflow Console 4. Integrating the Bot with Slack 5. Chatbot Using Microsoft Bot Framework 6. Publishing the Bot from Visual Studio to Azure 7. Register the Bot 8. Dialogflow.v2 SDK 9. Webhooks in Dialogflow 10. Testing the Bot 11. Deploy the Chatbot in Facebook Messenger 12. Live Chatbot on Facebook 13. Deploy the Chatbot in Slack

Building Chatbots With Python

Author: Sumit Raj
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484240960
Size: 75.24 MB
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Build your own chatbot using Python and open source tools. This book begins with an introduction to chatbots where you will gain vital information on their architecture. You will then dive straight into natural language processing with the natural language toolkit (NLTK) for building a custom language processing platform for your chatbot. With this foundation, you will take a look at different natural language processing techniques so that you can choose the right one for you. The next stage is to learn to build a chatbot using the API.ai platform and define its intents and entities. During this example, you will learn to enable communication with your bot and also take a look at key points of its integration and deployment. The final chapter of Building Chatbots with Python teaches you how to build, train, and deploy your very own chatbot. Using open source libraries and machine learning techniques you will learn to predict conditions for your bot and develop a conversational agent as a web application. Finally you will deploy your chatbot on your own server with AWS. What You Will Learn Gain the basics of natural language processing using Python Collect data and train your data for the chatbot Build your chatbot from scratch as a web app Integrate your chatbots with Facebook, Slack, and Telegram Deploy chatbots on your own server Who This Book Is For Intermediate Python developers who have no idea about chatbots. Developers with basic Python programming knowledge can also take advantage of the book.

Interactive Dramaturgies

Author: Heide Hagebölling
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540442066
Size: 16.32 MB
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Interactive media require new forms of dramaturgy. Heide Hagebölling develops a new understanding of dramaturgy, "Interactive Dramaturgy", which goes beyond interactive storytelling. Contributions by international multimedia authors, designers, and artists outline concepts and strategies for multimedia productions. These outstanding example projects cover various genres: culture, museum, TV, and education. Interactive media are complex and have multiple dimensions. A linear dramaturgy, therefore, no longer holds. The global connection via Internet fosters further dimensions of exchange and competition. Interactive dramaturgies define rules, transition points, and dimensions of multi-user environments. Multimedia, real and virtual elements must be carefully integrated within applications or installations. Interactive dramaturgies help design and create environments and content that lead to immersion, active exploration, and knowledge acquisition, and that motivate users to repeated visits.