Develop intelligent voice-empowered applications and Chatbots that not only understand voice commands but also respond to it
Target multiple platforms by creating voice interactions for your applications
Explore real-world examples of how to produce smart and practical virtual assistants
Build a virtual assistant for cars using Android Auto in Xamarin
From touchscreen and mouse-click, we are moving to voice- and conversation-based user interfaces. By adopting Voice User Interfaces (VUIs), you can create a more compelling and engaging experience for your users. Voice User Interface Projects teaches you how to develop voice-enabled applications for
desktop, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
This book explains in detail VUI and its importance, basic design principles of VUI, fundamentals of conversation, and the different voice-enabled applications available in the market. You will learn how to build your first voice-enabled application by utilizing DialogFlow and Alexa's natural
language processing (NLP) platform. Once you are comfortable with building voice-enabled applications, you will understand how to dynamically process and respond to the questions by using NodeJS server deployed to the cloud. You will then move on to securing NodeJS RESTful API for DialogFlow and
Alexa webhooks, creating unit tests and building voice-enabled podcasts for cars. Last but not the least you will discover advanced topics such as handling sessions, creating custom intents, and extending built-in intents in order to build conversational VUIs that will help engage the users.
By the end of the book, you will have grasped a thorough knowledge of how to design and develop interactive VUIs.
What you will learn
Understand NLP platforms with machine learning
Exploit best practices and user experiences in creating VUI
Build voice-enabled chatbots
Host, secure, and test in a cloud platform
Create voice-enabled applications for personal digital assistant devices
Develop a virtual assistant for cars
Who this book is for
Create conversational UIs using cutting-edge frameworks
Build AI chatbots and voicebots using practical and accessible toolkits
Design and create voicebots that really shine in front of humans
Work with familiar appliances like Alexa, Google Home, and FB Messenger
Design for UI success across different industries and use cases
We are entering the age of conversational interfaces, where we will interact with AI bots using chat and voice. But how do we create a good conversation? How do we design and build voicebots and chatbots that can carry successful conversations in in the real world?
In this book, Rachel Batish introduces us to the world of conversational applications, bots and AI. You'll discover how - with little technical knowledge - you can build successful and meaningful conversational UIs. You'll find detailed guidance on how to build and deploy bots on the leading
conversational platforms, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Facebook Messenger.
You'll then learn key design aspects for building conversational UIs that will really succeed and shine in front of humans. You'll discover how your AI bots can become part of a meaningful conversation with humans, using techniques such as persona shaping, and tone analysis.
For successful bots in the real world, you'll explore important use-cases and examples where humans interact with bots. With examples across finance, travel, and e-commerce, you'll see how you can create successful conversational UIs in any sector.
Expand your horizons further as Rachel shares with you her insights into cutting-edge voicebot and chatbot technologies, and how the future might unfold. Join in right now and start building successful, high impact bots!
What you will learn
Build your own AI voicebots and chatbots
Use familiar appliances like Alexa, Google Home, and Facebook Messenger
Master the elements of conversational user interfaces
Key design techniques to make your bots successful
Use tone analysis to deepen UI conversation for humans
Create voicebots and UIs designed for real-world situations
Insightful case studies in finance, travel, and e-commerce
Cutting-edge technology and insight into the future of AI bots
Who this book is for
This book is for you, if you want to deepen your appreciation of UI and how conversational UIs - driven by artificial intelligence - are transforming the way humans interact with computers, appliances, and the everyday world around us. This book works with the major UI toolkits available today, so