In this episode of Visual Studio Toolbox, Robert Green talks to Sam Basu about what it takes to build a bot.

A bot is software that interacts with humans to do things like chat, make recommendations, book travel and more. This is the first of a two part series where Sam Basu shows us how to build bots. What are the tools we use and how do they work? Once you understand that, you can think about how you can use them in ways that help your customers. 

Anna Thomas has been collecting notes for the past two years from field members (internal and external) who have developed complex LUIS models. In this video, learn some of the limitations or challenges that are faced when you try to deploy enterprise-ready LUIS models at scale, and how they can be addressed.

The related blog post can be found at https://aka.ms/luis-notes. The related video on botbuilder-tools is here.

Two years ago, I said that Data Science and AI will impact developers of all stripes. This episode of the Xamarin show bares out my prediction.

In this episode, Sam Basu from Progress delivers a full run down of conversational UI for bots leveraging Telerik UI for Xamarin. Sam walks us through what a bot is, how to create one, and how developers can be productive leveraging Telerik’s new controls for building out conversations.

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Here’s an interesting perspective on how AI is already impacting our lives through customer service chat bots. Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page

Show Notes

AI Today Podcast #47: AI in Customer Service — AI Use Case Series

Artificial Intelligence is allowing companies to improve customer service in ways not possible before.  Chatbots allow companies to have an always-on agent that can be integrated into customer support service teams to answer questions or help provide more relevant products and services based on customer preferences. AI enabled systems can help handle complicated, multi-step transactions that are often error-prone such as loan application or student applications or real estate.

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Using the example of the Conference Buddy chatbot, discover the key ingredients needed to develop an intelligent chatbot with Microsoft AI – one that helps the attendees at a conference interact with speakers in a unique way.

Sample code: https://aka.ms/conferencebuddy

Free E-book: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/machinelearning/2018/06/04/free-e-book-a-developers-guide-to-building-ai-applications/

The one and only John Papa sits down with Brian Clark to talk about all things bots.

What exactly is a bot? What all can bots do?

Watch this video to find out and, if that’s not incentive enough, there may or may not be dancing.