• 04-12-2020

  • 4 min read

  • Dasha Fomina

Top 7 Conversational AI Courses and Tutorials

 

Originally published on Voice UI.

 

With so much of our lives transitioning into online, conversational apps are not just experiencing their revival, but are deemed to be one of the stepping stones to digital transformation. So if you’ve been looking to dive into the world of Conversational AI, now might be a perfect time for that. Whether you’re a seasoned conversational designer or a beginner, you might find something for you on our list of conversational AI courses and tutorials.

 


1. Building conversational experiences with Dialogflow (Coursera)

 


This course provides a comprehensive explanation of how to create a chatbot with Dialogflow, enhance it with Cloud Natural Language API, and invoke it using Google Cloud tools.

 


What’s in it:

 

introduction of conversational agents (chatbots), review of the evolution, and challenges designing for rich natural language, conversational agents;

 

introduction of Dialogflow as a tool for conversational experiences;

 

designing a conversational agent in Dialogflow;

 

teaching virtual agents to understand the context and fulfill actions;

 

taking a chatbot to production;

 

features to enhance a chatbot.

 

Duration: 2 hrs


Cost: Free


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2. Building AI-Powered Chatbots Without Programming (Coursera)

 


This program will instruct you to create useful chatbots without having to write a single line of code. With the IBM Watson’s Assistant, you’ll learn how to plan, implement, test, and deploy chatbots that delight your users, rather than frustrate them.

 


What’s in it:

 


following the lectures with practical examples and working on projects;


testing bots on websites for demonstrations (in case you do not have a website);


gaining certification with graded assignments;


practicing skills with challenges along with the duration of the program.

 


Duration: 3 weeks

 


Cost: Free

 


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3. Building an Intelligent Bot (Microsoft)

 


With this course, you’ll be able to easily start building sophisticated bots able to capture speech, process it into intents, and reply back with text-chat based as well as voice-enabled answers.

 


What’s in it:

 


creating basic bots;


enhancing bots with advanced conversational features and the Language Understanding service;


implementing personality chat;


adding Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text;


integrating bots with web applications.

 


Duration: 8 hrs

 


Cost: Free

 


Sign up here

 


4. Build Facebook Messenger Chatbots (Udemy)

 


Whether you’re an eCommerce business, a B2B business, an affiliate marketer, or anyone else looking to enhance Facebook marketing, this course can help you design better Facebook Messenger chatbots.

 


What’s in it:

 


designing, launching, and optimizing complex Facebook Messenger Chatbots;


creating Facebook Messenger ad campaigns;


connecting chatbots to GoToWebinar, Google Sheets, Your CRM, and more;
setting up SMS notifications from Facebook Messenger leads using a chatbot;


building a customer support chatbot that automatically answers questions and delivers content in a personalized way;


developing chatbot drip campaigns that nurture leads into customers, all within Facebook Messenger;


signing up webinar attendees directly in Facebook Messenger using a chatbot.

 


Duration: 3 hours

 


Cost: € 11.99

 


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5. Communicating with Robots and Bots (edX)

 


In this course, you’ll learn to define what robots and bots are. You’ll find out whether robots and bots need to communicate in human-like ways to be understood. Also, you’ll discover the potential of robots with non-humanlike form, behavior, and communication.

 


What’s in it:

 


understanding the difficulties of defining what a robot is;


considering how people communicate with bots, chatbots, and social bots in online spaces;


learning about robots in the home as well as telepresence robots;


looking into robots at work.

 


Duration: 4 weeks, 2–3 hours per week

 


Cost: Free

 


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6. Build Incredible Chatbots (Udemy)

 


This course will teach you about creating and deploying chatbots, including building them with Chatfuel, Javascript, and NodeJS. You’ll also learn about Natural Language Processing and AI, as well as using Motion AI and Wit.AI.

 


What’s in it:

 


building conversational agents or chatbots using JavaScript & NodeJS;


understanding the role of Natural Language Processing and AI;


building a chatbot with Chatfuel, Motion ai, DialogFlow, Wit.AI;


building and use your own interface to Facebook Messenger;


understanding intents and entities;


deploying a bot on the Facebook Messenger Platform, Skype, and Slack;


building bots for WhatsApp;


deploying chatbot apps on cloud platforms such as Heroku;


building and deploying serverless webhooks on AWS Lambda.

 


Duration: 8 hours

 


Cost: € 19.99

 


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7. Introduction to voice interface design (Udemy)

 


In this course, you’ll get everything you need to start building conversations for chatbots and voice bots and learn about the most common misconceptions of bot design.

 


What’s in it:

 


designing for voice interfaces;


designing conversations for chatbots;


implementing chatbots and voice bots;


creating a good user experience for voice bots and chatbots.

 


Duration: 3 hours

 


Cost: € 19.99

 


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