With the Cortana Skills Kit in Public Preview, now is the time to start building your conversational AI Bots using LUIS, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Node.js or C#. Once you build your bot, you can deploy it to over a dozen channels, including Cortana, and engage 145 million users!
Bot building appears to be relatively straight-forward, until you begin to consider the multitudes of ways people express themselves. Using LUIS (Language Understanding Intelligent Service) along with the Microsoft Bot Framework opens your bot to a wider audience who won’t get frustrated by having to interact only in the method you prescribe. The Bot Framework also broadens your reach by allowing your Bot to converse over a variety of platforms including Cortana, Bing, Facebook Messenger, Slack, Twilio, Skype, and Web Chat, to name a few.
In this session, we will:
• build a simple bot in Node.js, LUIS.ai, and the Microsoft Bot Framework and deliver it in Azure
• add it to the Cortana, Skype, and Web Chat channels and interact with the bot on different platforms
• discuss intents, entities, and utterances that form the basis of creating intelligent bots