Course info
Mar 13, 2018
1h 56m

The creation of an interactive and intelligent application is helped by the use of automatic speech recognition (ASR) and natural language understanding (NLU). In Getting Started with Amazon Lex, you will be introduced to the skills required to leverage Amazon Lex to build these user interactions for the applications you create. First, you will learn how to define the intents that the ChatBot will fulfill for the user. Next, you will explore how to create the slots that will gather the required information from your user. Finally, you will discover how to implement Lambda functions that process the information gathered by your ChatBot to complete the desire of your users. When you are finished with this course, you will be prepared to create simple informational bots using Amazon Lex.

About the author
About the author

Mike is a developer, architect and trainer and has worked with many different tools and technologies for over 20 years. When not working on, learning or sharing something to do with technology he enjoys spending time with his family, especially camping and traveling.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Mike Erickson, and welcome to my course, Getting Started with Amazon Lex. I am a consultant supporting clients with both development and architectural needs. With the many digital assistants that are now available, voice interfaces are quickly becoming more mainstream. Many users find these assistants and chat bots to be very helpful in completing everyday tasks. In this course we are going to build a simple chat bot using the managed services provided by AWS with Amazon Lex. Some of the major topics that we will cover include, defining a conversational interface to our bot, using AWS Lambda to implement the functionality our bot exposes, understanding how to create new versions of our bot, allowing for continued development, and gracefully handling difficulties in understanding our users. By the end of this course you will be prepared to create simple informational bots using Amazon Lex. From here you may wish to continue preparing yourself for deeper interactions with Amazon Lex by reviewing courses on Alexa and AWS Lambda. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn bot development with the Getting Started with Amazon Lex course at Pluralsight.