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(Beginner) Tutorials, Guides and FAQs on Chatbots, Voice Bots, Dialogflow Essentials and Dialogflow CX.

Welcome to my conversational AI engineering blog. As a SWE and advocate for Google, I build a lot of cool stuff, and I'm the bridge between Google's engineering team and you; chatbot developers, UI/UX designers, conversational experts, linguists, and contact center engineers.

—Lee Boonstra, www.leeboonstra.dev
An Introduction to Bot Builder Platform Dialogflow CX

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According to Gartner, this is the year that 50% of the enterprises will spend more money on bot development than traditional mobile app development! At Google, we have made a similar observation. Through Google Cloud, we work a lot with enterprise customers, we get lots of questions about our conversational AI tools for building chatbots and voice bots, and we help companies build these. This includes bots for the apparent channels such as websites, iOS, Android mobile apps, and social media like Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Slack, Whatsapp, Line etc. but also: building virtual agents in contact centers!

Dialogflow recently had a name change; it’s now called Dialogflow Essentials (Dialogflow ES) to make room for a new Google Cloud Conversational AI tool: Dialogflow Customer Experience (Dialogflow CX). Dialogflow CX will be an alternative development suite for building conversational UIs and will exist next Dialogflow ES. Google will continue to support Dialogflow ES, as we have a huge user base. To understand why Google created another bot builder, let’s first understand how Dialogflow ES works.

Lee Boonstra

Lee Boonstra

Lee Boonstra is a software engineer and advocate for the Cloud office of the CTO at Google, a diverse team of highly experienced engineers and technologists, working on behalf of the Cloud CEO, whose mission is to foster market-disrupting collaborative innovation between Google and the world's most ambitious organizations. Expertise in AI & Voice, Lee is a public speaker and a published author for O'Reilly and Apress.

Lee Boonstra

Lee wrote a book for O’Reilly: Hands-on Sencha Touch 2 and lately: the Definitive Guide to Conversational AI with Dialogflow and Google Cloud for Apress.

Lee lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is a rainbow mommy.

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