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With Ilarna Nche (Founder, Adassa) & Deborah Dahl (Principal, Conversational).
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 05:30 PM   Absolutely Free   Online
 
     
 
 
              
 
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Creating an excellent voice experience is a key component, but it's not sufficient. In addition to covering content & conversation design, our experts will share what it takes to drive marketing & discovery for Alexa & Google Assistant.

Additionally, a clear process for deciding on your intents & entities will be shared to help you make skills that easily understand the user & are maintainable.

==> This is a Zoom online event. Make sure to register on the Zoom link prior to the event to speed through at event time.

Event Schedule (EST Time Zone):

5:20 PM Getting settled & Zoom joining
5:25 PM Welcome back & kickoff!
5:30 PM Ilarna Nche, Alexa Champion & Founder & Software Engineer, Adassa
5:55 PM Deborah Dahl, Principal, Conversational Technologies
6:20 PM Final Q&A & Wrap-up

Presentation Summaries:

Talk 1 - Ilarna Nche, Alexa Champion & Founder & Software Engineer, Adassa

Creating an excellent voice experience is a key component, but it's not sufficient. In addition to covering content & conversation design, Ilarna will share what it takes to drive marketing & discovery for Alexa & Google Assistant.

Talk 2 - Deborah Dahl, Principal, Conversational Technologies

Today's virtual assistant platforms, such as Amazon Alexa, Google DialogFlow & Microsoft LUIS, offer highly capable & easy to use development tools. Yet the success of any application critically depends on the upfront design process that happens even before developers start using the tools. We have to answer such questions as the users' motivations for using the application in the first place (intents) & the information that the application needs from the users for the system to address these goals (entities). This information will feed directly into the development process. At a high level, this design process is independent of specific development platforms, but each platform has limitations that have to be taken into account in the design process. This talk will review strategies for designing the intents & entities needed for scalable & maintainable applications. It will also discuss accommodating designs to the limitations of popular platforms.

Speaker Bios:

Ilarna Nche

Ilarna is an award winning Alexa Champion & Bixby Premier Developer from Adassa Innovations. She has a huge portfolio of voice applications across Alexa, Google & Bixby & is an expert & thought leader in the voice & conversation design field, from both a development & design perspective.

Deborah Dahl

Deborah Dahl is Principal of Conversational Technologies, which assists its clients in creating state of the art solutions using speech, natural language, & dialog technologies. Her focus is on implementations of practical & scalable conversational systems that push the boundary between theory & applications. Her clients range in size from startups to large enterprises & government organizations. She has written many technical papers as well as three books, including Multimodal Interaction with W3C Standards: Toward Natural Interfaces to Everything, published in 2016.

 
 
 
 
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