Alan Nichol

Alan Nichol is Co-founder and CTO of Rasa. Alan has years of experience building AI-powered products in industry and has a PhD in machine learning from the University of Cambridge.

11 posts

Using Conversation Tags to Measure Carbon bot’s Success Rate

Learn how we're using conversation tags to track Carbon bot's success rate. We'll also preview what’s next for conversation tags in the upcoming 0.26.0 release of Rasa X.…

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Model Testing and CI for conversational Software

An AI assistant is a product, and just because that product uses machine learning doesn’t mean you should give up on good software engineering habits.…

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It’s about time we get rid of intents

We’ve made a bunch of progress towards level 3 conversational AI but to really get there, we have to stop relying on intents.…

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Rasa Developer Summit - Overview

The Rasa Developer Summit is a once-a-year opportunity to learn from the Rasa community and more than 20 talented speakers from leading entities in conversational AI.…

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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, Rasa NLU 0.12 which uses very little memory, handles hierarchical intents, messages containing multiple intents, and has fewer out-of-vocabulary issues.…

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A New Approach to Conversational Software

We’ve been working on Rasa Core for almost a year and a half and we’re finally ready to release it into the wild. We want Rasa Core to accelerate the arrival of great conversational software. Learn about Rasa Core: what it is, how we got here, and where we’re going next.…

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