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Category: Developers

Developer Tooling for AI Bots: Where Are We?

October 25, 2017 Published by // //

The developer tooling for bots makes certain aspects of building one painful. And the deployment process after it’s built has its own challenges. I spoke with senior bot developers from Microsoft, Opearlo, and The Bot Platform about the current state of bot tools and deployments. Watch the video of our conversation here, or scroll below […]
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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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