3/8/2018 Lecture Notes: Work on your Chat Bot

Today you can work on your chat bot for the assignment that is due Sunday. See links to chat bot creators and other info from Tuesday’s class notes.

If you are interested in how to create skills for Amazon Echo / Alexa, Professor Pacheco will show the Alexa Skills Kit. The Alexa is also set up in the Innovation Lab today for those who want to experiment with it. Here are some tutorials from Amazon:

The skills creator gets a little developer-ey, so you may also want to look into Dexter which is supposed to make it easier. You build a chat bot there, then click a link to turn it into a Skill. The hardest part is to set up an Amazon AWS account, which is not that hard.

Please let Pacheco know if you would like him to enable additional skills found here: http://amazon.com/alexaskills. I have already installed the following:

  • CNN
  • NPR
  • NPR One
  • BBC
  • Washington Post
  • ESPN
  • The Daily Show
  • The Daily from The New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • The Economist
  • USA Today
  • NASA Breaking News
  • Trump Impeachment Clock 🙂 (Try also asking it what Trump just tweeted).
  • Miami Herald News
  • HuffPost