Put AI to work
June 26-27, 2017: Training
June 27-29, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Building conversational experiences

Brad Abrams (Google)
4:50pm5:30pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Interacting with AI
Location: Murray Hill E/W Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Cloud, Speech and Voice, User interface and experience
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Prerequisite Knowledge

  • Experience with UX/UI design and development

What you'll learn

  • Explore the use of natural language understanding for bot development, tools for bot development, VUI best practices, and the future of conversational user interfaces


Conversational interfaces are quickly becoming an essential component of every service and product, but will we ever be able to talk to machines the way we talk to people? Science fiction says yes. However, early experiences leave a lot to be desired.

Brad Abrams explores the latest design and development techniques for building natural language interfaces and draws on the Google Assistant, Actions on Google, and API.AI as examples to explore conversational UI best practices.

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Brad Abrams


Brad Abrams is the group product manager for the Google Assistant platform. Previously, Brad was the product unit manager of the Application Framework team at Microsoft. Brad is the author of several books from Addison-Wesley, including Framework Design Guidelines. He holds a BS in computer science from North Carolina State University.

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07/06/2017 11:06am EDT

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