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Key Parts of an Enterprise Bot Design

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In the modern AI-enabled world, digital agents or bots (aka chatbots) are an extremely hot topic, which every company no matter of their industry will at least think about at the moment. Many big software vendors like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, you name it are offering their own set of tools and services which developers and […]

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Microsoft Bot Framework v4 Infographic [UPDATED]

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Almost a year ago I published one of my first infographics which should visualize the various components of the Microsoft Bot Framework. Back then, the Bot Framework was available in version 3.0 and as you can imagine, since then there have been a lot of updates and changes. Some weeks ago, Microsoft announced that version […]

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#MSIgnite updates on conversational AI at a glance

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Every year somewhere at the end of September Microsoft’s biggest conference Ignite attracts thousands of people with a massive amount of news and big announcements. To keep up with all these awesome news is nearly impossible, as there is so much to explore in this very short period of time. Therefore, I try to sum […]

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QnAMaker.ai Cheat Sheet

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“Copy, paste… Bot!” – This is the slogan of the QnAMaker.ai service, which is one of the Cognitive Services in the knowledge category. This service offers a very easy-to-use toolset for creating, populating and publishing knowledgebases for FAQs which can be consumed by the Azure Bot Service very easy to build smart QnA Bots in a […]

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Cognitive Services Infographic [UPDATED]

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A couple of months ago, I did a post about the Microsoft Cognitive Services with an infographic attached in order to better understand the various services and offerings in that area. Now a couple of months later, some things changed in that field, especially the offerings and the services (some disappeared, some have been merged […]

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New Bot Builder Tools [Infographic]

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A couple of weeks ago at the Microsoft Build conference (see https://www.cloudguy.pro/azure-ai-platform-updates-build-2018/ for details on the announcements concerning AI), there were some cool new tools for the Bot Builder announced. These tools are already in preview and can be downloaded here (https://github.com/Microsoft/botbuilder-tools). The following table should give an overview of the new tools released: Tool […]

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Azure AI Platform – Updates from Build 2018

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Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference took again place from 7th – 9th May 2018 with a lot of new and awesome updates for the Azure AI platform. The following list should give you a short overview of all news and announcements: Bot Builder SDK v4 now in preview: Bot Builder SDK v4 .NET Bot Builder SDK […]

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Build your very own Twitter QnA Bot

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The idea of this solution has come to my mind a couple of months ago when doing a couple of conference sessions. During the sessions, I had some questions coming from the audience, which is a good thing for me, but somehow I noticed, that those a more or less general questions rather than deep […]

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Boost your Modern Workplace with Microsoft’s AI ecosystem – Part 1 – SharePoint Online Intranet Bot

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The terms “Modern Workplace” or “Digital Workplace” is something every one of us have heard about in the last couple of months probably. It is some trend which should improve the workplace situation in order to digitally transform the way we work and make it more easier to communicate and collaborate with others. Therefore, the use […]