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Getting Started with Amazon Lex

by Mike Erickson

Gain the knowledge on how to build in user interactions for the applications you create with this foundational course on Amazon Lex.

What you'll learn

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

Mike Erickson has worked professionally as a developer, architect and trainer for over 20 years. Over the years he has worked on many different platforms and with many programming languages. For the past several years he has primarily focused on Microsoft technologies. He holds several industry certifications and continually focuses on learning. As a consultant he has worked in multiple industries for clients throughout the United States and internationally. In 2009 he launched the Salt Lake Cit... more

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