Alan Nichol

Co-founder and CTO at Rasa

8 posts

Rasa Developer Summit - Overview

We are thrilled to be hosting the second Rasa Developer Summit in just 2 weeks in San Francisco. We have more than 20 talented speakers from…

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Building a Common Language for Conversational AI

We start creating a common language to talk about the structure of conversations with AI assistants.…

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Algorithms alone won’t solve conversational AI - Introducing Rasa X

We're excited to announce Rasa X, our new product for developers in early access. Also, our open source framework Rasa is now available in 1.0…

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Attention, Dialogue, and Learning Reusable Patterns

Our latest research paper introduces the new embedding policy (REDP), which is much better at dealing with uncooperative users than our standard LSTM.…

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Supervised Word Vectors from Scratch in Rasa NLU

We’ve released a new pipeline which is totally different from the standard Rasa NLU approach. It uses very little memory, handles hierarchical intents, messages containing…

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A New Approach to Conversational Software

We’re building the best way for your bot to hold a contextual conversation — and it’s open source.…

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We don’t know how to build conversational software yet

Despite the hype, there is a lot of work to be done before we can build conversational software.…

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Do-it-yourself NLP for bot developers

I believe in most cases it makes sense for bot makers to build their own natural language parser, rather than using a third party API. There are good strategic and technical arguments for doing this, and I want to show how easily you can put something together.…

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