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Tuesday, June 20 • 9:00am - 9:50am
OPEN TALK: Building an AI Assistant - Tales from the Trenches

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In this session, we'll cover 10 lessons we had to learn - the hard way - by building a AI-powered assistant: Ozlo.

We've been working on Ozlo for over 3 years now. And, as the AI and conversational search landscape has grown over the last few years, we've evolved our thinking from the days of a blank search box. But, what does it take to build a truly compelling conversational search experience?
In this session, we'll cover a breadth of technical strategies that we consider to be the pillars of AI-powered bots:
- How "big" is "big data"? What does it take to ingest, resolve and reason about the 100s of millions of entities in the world?
- What NLP tools and techniques make the most sense to deploy in an environment where users are talking, not typing?
- What does a dialog system that fulfills the need for a fluid, back and forth, conversation with the user look like?
- How does such a system generate natural sounding, and grammatically correct responses back to the user?
- Finally, how do we measure all this to make sure the user is having a great experience with your product?

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Anant Narayanan

Specialized Generalist, Ozlo
Anant is a Specialized Generalist at Ozlo - an engineer who does a bit of everything and loves building (and talking about) the next generation of products powered by AI. Previously, Anant worked at Firebase, building and evangelizing real time tools for software developers. Before... Read More →

Tuesday June 20, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Workshop Stage 3