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Skills you will gain

Artifical IntelligenceMachine LearningPython ProgrammingWatson AIChatbot

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 9 hours/week...

English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction

In this module, we'll discuss the course prerequisites, scope, and the technologies that we'll be using. We'll also get you set up for using key Watson services on the IBM Cloud.

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2 videos (Total 6 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
General Information5m
Syllabus10m
Lab 1: Creating Watson Instances1h
What's Next2m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1 - Introduction20m
2 hours to complete

Module 2: Watson Discovery

In this module, you'll learn about Watson Discovery, a great tool to extract insight from large volumes of unstructured data. You'll also learn about how integration between Watson Assistant and Discovery works in principle.

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2 videos (Total 10 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Lab 2: Creating a Discovery Collection1h
What's Next2m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2 - Watson Discovery20m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Building the Chatbot

In this module, we'll start to create a student advisor chatbot by leveraging Watson Assistant. We'll then use IBM Cloud Functions to integrate it with Watson Discovery.

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3 readings, 1 quiz
3 readings
Lab 3: Creating a Chatbot1h
Lab 4: Adding Discovery to the Chatbot2h
What's Next3m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 3 - Integrating Assistant and Discovery20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Giving it a Voice

In this module, you'll learn about the various options available to enable interaction with your chatbot via audio rather than textual means. In the labs, you'll work on integrating Watson Assistant with Watson Speech APIs.

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1 video (Total 6 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 readings
Lab 5: Adding Speech to Text1h
Lab 6: Adding Text to Speech30m
What's Next2m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 4 - Speech APIs20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Module 5: Deployment

This module will teach you how to deploy your chatbot to various channels, including Facebook Messenger and Slack.

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1 video (Total 5 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 readings
Lab 7: Deploying to Facebook Messenger1h
Lab 8: Deploying to Slack1h
What's Next3m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 5 - Deployment20m

Instructors

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Antonio Cangiano

Software Developer and Technical Evangelist
IBM Developer Skills Network
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Tanmay Bakshi

AI Evangelist & Watson Developer

About IBM

IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 21st year of patent leadership. IBM Research has received recognition beyond any commercial technology research organization and is home to 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards, and 10 Inductees in US Inventors Hall of Fame....

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