Build a Working Chatbot in Python

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Plan a custom development strategy for a chatbot with a specific goal in mind

Develop rule-based transactional responses for the most common inputs

Build a fully functional, intelligently responding chatbot that is trained for a specific task or for entertainment

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

Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri. These have become household names. Thanks to advances in Natural Language Processing technologies, chatbots are increasing efficiency and saving money for companies worldwide. Chatbots can be used for a variety of tasks. Take customer support for example, where a chatbot can be used for: answering questions, finding products, checking inventory, or recommending items. They are also finding use to speed up medical diagnosis and triage (especially in mental health), keep the elderly company, and even in the context of video games. In this project, I will show you a variety of methods and techniques for creating an intelligent AI chatbot for your business or for fun. You could even build a chatbot that imitates you! 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

Natural Language ProcessingMachine LearningPython ProgrammingTensorflowChatbot

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. Overview types and uses of chatbots

  2. Begin the Development Workflow

  3. Rule-based Responses

  4. Word Embeddings, Tokenization, and Vectorization

  5. Discuss NLP models

  6. Gather or create a dataset (corpus) and train an NLP model on it using Tensorflow

  7. Sentiment Analysis for User Insight

  8. Combine Methods for an Adaptable, Task-Oriented Chatbot

  9. Get your chatbot online with Twilio and Flask

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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