|Watson Conversation Tool in action|
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017
|TJBot as lively chatbot|
I started my series on chatbots with lessons and tips from a chatbot hackathon. In that blog I focused on general aspects of building dialogs and designing a conversation system. The language needs to fit the audience. It is something we will look at again today. In a recent blog post I shared tips and tricks for building chatbots. It is possible to carry context throughout a conversation and embed conditions and advanced expressions into the dialog flow and single reponses. We will use that to implement some of the best practices found below. Building lively chatbots could also mean to give the bot a face. The open source project TJBot (pictured) is an example for that. The TJBot can listen, speak and see, give additional feedback and interact through its arm and its light. We won’t cover those aspects, e.g., hardware design or user interfaces, in this blog entry.
Monday, July 3, 2017
|IBM Cloud with Bluemix: DB2, Db2, dashDB|
Here are some of the changes, see the Db2 website for details:
- DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (DB2 LUW) is now names just "Db2".
- DB2 for z/OS is "Db2 for z/OS".
- dashDB TX (dashDB for Transactions) is referred to as "Db2 on Cloud". It reflects that it basically was and is a fully managed Db2 (LUW) database system.
- The former "IBM DB2 on Cloud", the cloud-hosted version of DB2 LUW, is now named "Db2 Hosted" to correctly imply what it is.
A great Summer and a sane week!