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Introduction to Bots Course


Introduction to Bots
Introduction to Bots

Learn about bots and their uses in automating messaging services.


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Course Description

This free online course Introduction to Bots will help you to understand the concept of bots and their uses in business. The course will also look at the different types of bots which can be implemented, and the tools that are available to help build them.

First, you will be introduced to bots and the reasons for their rising popularity. You will learn 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.

Finally, you will look at 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. 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.

CERTIFICATION

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 5 votes
Course Title: Introduction to Bots
Course #: 1064
Course Publisher: Channel 9
Course Category: 1
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Course Description: This free online course Introduction to Bots will help you to understand the concept of bots and their uses in business. The course will also look at the different types of bots which can be implemented, and the tools that are available to help build them.

First, you will be introduced to bots and the reasons for their rising popularity. You will learn 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.

Finally, you will look at 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. 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.
License: This course is available from Channel 9 OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 16th Jan 2017
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Third Level
Validation: Level 6
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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