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Category: Developers

Bots and AI: The Promise and Challenge of Cross-platform Bot Development

October 13, 2017 Published by // // // //

Building a text or voice bot that can be deployed across all the major bot platforms is not unlike trying to build a mobile app for iOS and Android a decade ago. I spoke with Opearlo Co-Founder / CTO Oscar Merry and Microsoft Technical Evangelist Martin Beeby about how developers should approach cross-platform bot development […]
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TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon: 100+ Hacks, 1 Focus on Rescue

October 12, 2017 Published by // // // // //

The recent 2017 TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon in San Francisco had the unfortunate timing to occur during some of the most serious natural disasters that have occurred in the US in more than a decade. With Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma ravaging Texas and Florida, respectively—with Hurricanes Jose and Maria close behind—the unofficial theme of the […]
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Bots and AI: What Is a Bot Platform, Exactly?

October 5, 2017 Published by // // //

The major providers in the AI bot space—IBM Watson, Microsoft Cognitive Services, Amazon Lex, Google APIs—all offer roughly the same things, but each one has its own terminology. From bot platform to bot channel to bot framework, I asked Microsoft Technical Evangelist Martin Beeby and CEO/Co-Founder of The Bot Platform Syd Lawrence to help me […]
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Super Fast Voice Broadcast with Asynchronous Python and Sanic

October 5, 2017 Published by // // //

SMS has become the de facto method for sending notifications when push isn’t available. So much so that I rarely receive an SMS from an actual “person” anymore. My colleagues use Slack, friends use Facebook Messenger, security-conscious friends use Telegram, and paranoid friends use Signal. Even my mum, who only got her first smartphone in […]
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Eric Joins the DevRel Team!

September 29, 2017 Published by //

Awesome! I am really excited to join the Developer Relations team at Nexmo as an iOS Developer Advocate. I am based out of California. Before joining Nexmo I worked at General Assembly as a Lead iOS immersive instructor. I am really passionate about both Objective-C & Swift, especially the latter, which is constantly evolving. One […]
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