XConf Unplugged - Emerging Technologies: The Chatbot Edition

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ThoughtWorks Berlin

Zimmerstraße 23 · Berlin

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XConf Unplugged is a community for technologists. We'll keep you plugged in and up-to date with breaking technology changes, updates and news. This event is the first in a series focussing on topics in the emerging technology area. The meetup consists of discussions around topics such as Blockchain, Platforms or Chatbots and gets closed with networking opportunities.

This edition on the 14th of November will be about Chatbots.

The Agenda:
6.30 - 7.00 pm - Doors open, drinks and mingling
7.00 - 7.15 pm - Welcome
7.15 - 7.45 pm - Using machine learning to create a chatbot by Daniel Schruhl & Katharina Birkenbach

Chatbots have followed the Gartner Hype cycle very accurately in the past. But with recent advances in machine learning and especially deep learning they are getting traction again. Chatbots themselves present different natural language problems. They consist of named entity extraction, intent classification and keeping context or keeping up a dialogue. We tackled those NLP tasks with different neural nets and designed a chatbot for booking leaves. In this talk we will guide you through how to design conversations and generate training data and how certain models perform on each NLP task and how to measure their quality.

8.30 pm - Networking & Drinks