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Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 12, 2018
Duration
2h 29m
Description

Chatbots are voice-aware bots, i.e. computer programs designed to simulate human conversations with users. In this course, Building Chatbots with Google Dialogflow, you will learn how chatbots have become widespread across sites and learn about the multitude of AI platforms which exist to help you get up and running with a chatbot quickly. First, you will be introduced to Google Dialogflow, a conversational interface for bots, devices, and applications. Next, you will learn the basic building blocks of Dialogflow such as agents, intents, entities, annotations, and fulfillment. Finally, you will see how you can integrate your bot with external APIs in order to fulfill the user's request through Dialogflow's one click integration with a variety of messenger applications such as Slack, Viber, and Facebook. By the end of this course, you will be able to perform an end-to-end integration of Dialogflow with the Slack messaging platform.

About the author
About the author

A problem solver at heart, Janani has a Masters degree from Stanford and worked for 7+ years at Google. She was one of the original engineers on Google Docs and holds 4 patents for its real-time collaborative editing framework.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, my name is Janani Ravi and welcome to this course on Building Chatbots with Google Dialogflow. A little about myself, I have a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford and have worked at companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Flipkart. At Google I was one of the first engineers working on real time collaborative editing in Google docs and I hold four patterns for the underlying technologies. I currently work on my own stacked up, Loonycorn, a studio for high quality video content. Chatbots are the voice of airbots, that is computer programs designed to simulate human conversations with users. Chatbots have become ubiquitous across sites, apps, and a multitude of AI platforms exist today, which help you get up and running with a chatbot quickly. This course introduces Google Dialogflow, a conversational interface for bots, devices, and applications. In this course, we'll set up a chat interface for a simple travel website, which allows you to book flights, hotel rooms, and cars for your vacation. We'll also walk through an end to end example of a bot, which keeps you up-to-date on US stock prices. We'll start off with the basic building blocks of Dialogflow bots. Intents, entities, annotations, actions, responses, and full filament. We cover both linear and non-linear dialogs, which have the ability to store context as user queries get more complex. Context also makes chat conversations more natural and less annoying. We'll also see how you can integrate your bot with external APIs in order to fulfill the user's request, for example, by retrieving real time stock information from finance stocks. Lastly we'll walk through an end to end integration of Dialogflow with the Slack messaging platform. At the end of this course, you should be well equipped to build your own chatbot with Dialogflow.