This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
Registration is open every day from 7:30 a.m. until the close of the day’s sessions.
Breakfast will be served starting at 6:30 a.m. for conference registrants in the Columbine Restaurant.
30-minute refreshment breaks are at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily.
Lunch is 12:00-1:00 p.m. daily in the Columbine Restaurant.
View analytic
Wednesday, May 3 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Building Smarter Apps with Cognitive APIs

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

This talk introduces “cognitive” APIs, such as those for image recognition, text analysis, recommendations, and predictions. I will explain what cognitive APIs are and how to use them and do a live comparison of four image-recognition endpoints. I will show the similarities in usage patterns and highlight the differences in API design, implementation, and capabilities, including pre-trained APIs and trainable-models-as-a-service. The second half of this talk is a live demo of an e-commerce chatbot that uses a combination of natural-language understanding and API orchestration to deliver commerce features over a conversational interface. I will then explain how the bot is built and where the “smarts” come from. I will discuss the ever-increasing importance of cognitive APIs and how no-screen interfaces like chatbots will stimulate the API economy.

See the slides.

avatar for Pavel Veller

Pavel Veller

Pavel Veller is a Web Developer, Technologist, and Chief Technology Officer of Digital Engagement Practice at EPAM Systems. He has been building things for the web since the late 1990s using Java, C#, Ruby, JavaScript, and everything in between. Veller is a digital architect and CTO by day and an avid learner by night. His interests include conversational interfaces, deep learning, and Elixir. He holds a... Read More →

Wednesday May 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room B

Attendees (19)