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bots.cologne #14 – RASA bots framework | Amazon Alexa Developer Spotlight

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Neue Weyerstraße 2 · Köln

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Ecke Griechenpforte und Mauritiussteinweg. Haltestelle "Poststraße"

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Im Meetup #14 widmen wir uns in zwei Vorträgen dem Bots Framework RASA (rasa.nlu + rasa.core) und außerdem sehen wir im Alexa Developer Spotlight die neue Alexa Presentation Language (APL) im Einsatz.

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1. Speaker: Tom Metcalfe, machine learning engineer at Rasa.

Conversational AI is already changing the way we perform daily tasks, interact with apps and software. At Rasa, we have developed two open source frameworks - Rasa NLU and Rasa Core, which are open source libraries for building machine learning-based chatbots and voice assistants. In this talk, Tom will talk about the machine learning behind these libraries and will walk you through the process of building clever assistants using Rasa frameworks.

2. Speaker: Dr. Christoph Windheuser, Global Head of Artificial intelligence, ThoughtWorks, Inc.

Christoph will talk about how ThoughtWorks has built the chatbot “BALU” to manage vacation requests as an internal research project at Thoughtworks with the RASA.AI framework. Christoph will give some insights on why RASA was chosen, the importance of user design for bot development, how to test a bot, lessons learned during the project and the limits of the technology today. All will be illustrated with a lot of live examples of BALU.

3. Speaker: Tim Kahle, Co-Founder 169 Labs, Alexa Champion

Amazon Alexa hat kürzlich neue Möglichkeiten der Gestaltung von "Voice+" Experiences vorgestellt. Mit der Alexa Presentation Language wurde ein neue Markup eingeführt, dass Skill Entwicklern nun nahezu grenzenlose Freiheiten in der Gestaltung der Display-Templates für Echo Show, Echo Spot, FireTV und FireTV Cube einräumt. Tim Kahle wird einen Überblick in die neuen Funktionen geben und anhand eines Beispiels gleich ein Best Practice mitliefern.