Fantastic chatbots and where to find them

February 2018, Rubyfuza, Cape Town, South Africa

This presentation was co-authored and presented with one of my best mates, Arrie, and a big thanks to Matt for the design of the slides on this one.


Voice and text based interfaces are making their way into our products and it turns out, are actually reasonably simple to build. We will give you a ridiculously short, principled understanding of natural language processing, while building a chatbot that can handle registering a user for your site and responding to small talk. Now what if your chatbot could order you pizza on demand? Or repay an IOU in seconds? Let’s explore this together as we share our foray into text based interfaces and how we can apply them right now.

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Questions? I’d be humbled and happy to help.