First came the internet, then web applications, then apps, and now bots. Bots are software that automate a task. Chatbots automate a conversation, and they work inside the world’s most popular apps. That makes them (and the A.I. the drives them) the NEXT BIG THING. This group is for bot makers (whether you realize that’s you yet or not) and all are welcome. Sponsored by Twin Cities startup Raisable.co and their chatbot Max, who makes smart crowdfunding super simple.
You may have heard about Watson, Dialogflow, Wit.ai, Lex and all sorts of other natural language processing (NLP) services that are enabling chatbots and other language related applications to take off, but how do they actually work? Join us this month for an introduction to NLP. We'll give a broad overview of the field and point you to resources that will help you understand the underlying technologies in easy-to-use systems, as well as starting points for pushing the frontiers of NLP. From regular expressions to Word2Vec, you'll be set to say "yes" to "Parlez-vous Robotique?" 🤖
Things to bring:
A constructive attitude
Fresh ideas around chatbots
A laptop if you would like to code along with the presentation
6pm: Doors open, mingling
8:30pm: Party's over!