4/20/2017 Lecture Notes
April 20, 2017
On Tuesday we started learning how to create chatbots. Here are links to the info and services we went over.
- Try the TechCrunch Facebook Messenger bot: http://m.me/TechCrunch
- Try Dan Pacheco’s autodanpacheco bot: m.me/autodanpacheco
- Create your own Chatbot: http://chatfuel.com
- Remember that you will need to create a Facebook page for the bot before you can publish it. You can create that here: facebook.com/pages/create
Your Third assignment is to create a Facebook Messenger chat bot using Chatfuel.com. The topic of the bot should be something informational. This could be a topic in the news, information about an event (future or historical), a science topic, information about Newhouse, etc.
12:40-1:10: Amazon Skills
Today we will look into voice-based assistants, specifically Amazon’s Alexa and Alexa “Skills,” which are like voice-activated apps for the Amazon Echo.
- Demo of how Alexa works.
- Installing Alexa Skills.
- Creating a conversation tree with PullString, and (theoretically) how to publish that as a voice-activated Alexa Skill. You can also use PullString to create a basic chat bot for other services.
- You can also try creating an Alexa skill using Amazon’s new Skills kit and its Builder Beta tool.
- Quick demo of http://IFTTT.com