Presentation: Building Bots and Conversational AI

Track: The Practice & Frontiers of AI

Location: Seacliff ABC

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Monday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Architect, Developer, Front-end Developer, Mobile Developer, Technical Engineering Manager, UX Designer

Abstract

People are spending a lot of time on messaging and voice conversational mediums such as Facebook Messenger and Amazon Alexa, which have opened up for building bots. These bots are allowing services and businesses to connect with users on these conversational interfaces. Conversational bots requires natural language processing, extracting relevant information, understanding context, and coming up with responses to users messages. Recent advances in deep learning has led to tremendous progress in natural language processing and is making conversational AI a reality. This talk will describe how to build a conversational bot, use deep learning for natural language processing, and deploy it on a conversational platform.

Speaker: Mitul Tiwari

CTO and Co-founder of Passage.AI

Mitul Tiwari is the CTO and Co-founder of Passage.AI. His expertise lies in building data driven products using AI, Machine Learning and big data technologies. Previously he was head of People You May Know and Growth Relevance at LinkedIn, where he led technical innovations in large-scale social recommender systems such as “People You May Know” and “Related Searches”. Prior to that, he worked at Kosmix (now Walmart Labs) as a Lead Member of Technical Staff, where he worked on web-scale document and query categorization, and its application to vertical search, personalized newspaper, and tweets classification. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He has also co-authored more than twenty publications in top conferences such as KDD, WWW, VLDB, and SIGIR.

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