Lex Bots as Code – The Rise of the Machines

In this post I explore the basics on creating a Lex Bot as code. AWS Lex is a service that allows you to create a bot to respond to certain chat scripts. You essentially define the various ways people will talk to the bot, and then define AWS Lambda functions to actually perform the action requested and respond with the result of that action, or possibly continue on in the script to gather more information or merge into a new conversation altogether.

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IBM BlueMix Cognitive Services – Conversation API and the Ships Computer

As the world of Skynet slowly engulfs our every day, there is an entire computational ecosystem of services that handle the specifics of our computer services with us. Starting with IBM Watson, an emergent computer personality of functionality has emerged. Continue reading IBM BlueMix Cognitive Services – Conversation API and the Ships Computer