Build a Chatbot with Amazon Lex for Facebook: Big Picture

Chatbots are now the preferred method of contact for users to answer questions and get online support. This course will teach you to use Amazon Lex to build a chatbot that meets your unique needs and deploy it to Facebook Messenger.
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Rating
(40)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 1, 2017
Duration
27m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(40)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 1, 2017
Duration
27m
Description

Providing 24/7 support for users is a challenge for many businesses. Chatbots can help fill this gap. Many users now prefer interacting via chat instead of email or telephone, so getting a chatbot up and running can help you provide better support to your users. In this course, Build a Chatbot with Amazon Lex for Facebook: Big Picture, you'll learn how to go from zero to deployed, working chatbot in less time than it takes to eat lunch. First, you'll discover how to set up your chatbot in AWS Lex, which uses the same natural language engine that powers Amazon Alexa. Next, you'll explore Facebook for Developers to set up an integration point. Finally, you'll dive into deploying your chatbot and use it live on Facebook Messenger. By the end of this course, you'll have a working chatbot deployed to Facebook Messenger and have the knowledge and tools to update and expand your chatbot to fit your needs.

About the author
About the author

Craig has over 15 years of software development on a variety of teams, including Fidelity.com, Overstock.com, F-16 aircraft, and several startups. Craig is passionate about solving problems with the right tools and enjoys teaching and mentoring others so they can save time and accomplish their goals faster.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Craig Golightly, and welcome to my course, Build a Chatbot with Amazon Lex for Facebook: Big Picture. I am a performance engineer at Lucidworks. Chatbots are becoming a preferred method of contact for many situations, similar to texting instead of phone calls. Facebook Messenger has over 1. 3 billion monthly users, and is a great platform for chatbots. In this course we are going to build a chatbot using Amazon Lex, and deploy it to Facebook Messenger. Lex makes the process easy, and I will you take you through step by step, so no prior knowledge of chatbots or programming experience is required. Some of the major topics that we will cover include designing your chatbot in the Lex console, setting up an AWS and Facebook developer account, deploying your chatbot to Facebook Messenger, and pushing real time updates to your chatbot. By the end of this course you'll know how to build, deploy, and update a Lex chatbot on Facebook Messenger. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about chatbots, with the Build a Chatbot with Amazon Lex for Facebook: Big Picture course, at Pluralsight.