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Introduction to Bots - Revised

Learn the importance of bots to automating online messaging and conversation services.

Game Development
Free Course
This free online Introduction to Bots course will teach you how you can use bots to enhance your websites and apps, and why they are important in automating online messaging and conversations. Bots are autonomous programs on a network or the internet which interact with web sites, users, system and more. They are used for a variety of purposes from testing to making corrections to your web pages. Make use of them today with this free course.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    Channel 9
  • Accreditation






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With this free online course Introduction to Bots you will gain an understanding of the concept of bots and their uses in business, along with the different types of bots which can be implemented, and the tools that are available to help build them.

To start, you will be introduced to bots and the reasons for their rising popularity. You be taught about how bots can enhance existing websites and apps, and the importance of bots to automating online messaging and conversation services. You will be introduced to the concepts of the Microsoft Bot Framework and LUIS. You will also be walked through the code necessary for the backend of the bots.

Next, you will learn about how to effectively create a bot through coding a conversation. You will study how to use the Microsoft Bot Framework, in particular you will look at how to label intents and entities in the Bot Framework. Finally, you will also examine the strengths and limitations of bots and their uses.

This course will be of interest to anyone who wishes to learn more about the new and upcoming field of bots and bot tools. It will also be of interest to anyone looking to increase their knowledge of how bots can enhance their websites.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the function of bots.
  • Discuss the different types of bots.
  • Discuss bot coding.
  • Explain how to host a bot.
  • Explain natural language.
  • Discuss the Microsoft Bot Framework.
  • Explain how to use LUIS.
  • Discuss the disadvantages of NLP.


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