Building Bots with the Web Speech API

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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We’re entering a promising new era of computing.

The advance of machine learning and artificial intelligence is reviving interest in conversational interfaces. This creates the potential for conversation as the new mode of interaction with technology.

The big problem is recognizing spoken input has been mostly solved, but a new challenge has arisen: how to build a user experience that’s modelled after natural human conversation.

This talk outlines the basic mechanics of conversation, introduces core principles to design by, and presents you with a practical UI to start creating conversational experiences that engage, delight, and truly help your users. We’ll also be building a voice enabled bot using JavaScript!


Alex Lakatos

Alex Lakatos is a JavaScript Developer Advocate for Nexmo.

In his spare time he volunteers at Mozilla as a Tech Speaker and a Reps Mentor.

JavaScript developer building on the open web, he has been pushing its boundaries every day. You can check out his github profile or get in touch on twitter. When he’s not programming in London, he likes to travel the world, so it’s likely you’ll bump into him in an airport lounge.

We are committed to creating a safe and diverse environment and ask all our attendees to adhere to the Code of Conduct.

We will never share or sell your personal information.

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