Build a Bot in Python for Basic File and Interface Chores

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Set up a simple chatbot interface to take natural language commands

Write modules allowing your bot to search the web, clean and organize directories, and combine files.

Write your own custom tasks for your bot

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

If your work causes you to find yourself constantly at a keyboard, then you know how tedious doing file system chores can be. From organizing files into folders, whether by file type, attributes, or simply alphabetically or by month, all of these tasks consume our time and increase the time required by other tasks. Yet, without organizing, searching for the correct files can steal just as much time. What if you had a friend to help you out? In this project, I will show you step-by-step how to code an AI assistant that can accept simple commands and help you keep organized. By the time you're finished, you'll have a working prototype of a file helper bot that from the get-go will have the ability to clean and organize your files and folders the way you ask it to, combine text files into PDFs, search for files based on parameters set by you, and even search Google for answers. Your assistant will also be fully expandable, so you can write new methods to teach it new tasks! Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

TensorflowPython ProgrammingNatural Language ProcessingAutomation

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Set up an Interface

  2. Give your Bot Expert Knowledge

  3. Search the Web with your Bot

  4. Combine Files with your Bot

  5. Clean Up a Directory with your Bot

  6. Code Custom Methods

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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