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An aspiring debater, social entrepreneur, and hackathon enthusiast high school senior looking to learn and use technologies, data-driven policies, and education to make this world a better place.

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End to End Learning for Child Chatbots

End-to-end learning has the potential to replace the traditional pipe-line oriented structure of a chatbot. Instead of having pre-defined discrete components in the pipeline to feed the data through, in end-to-end learning, a deep neural network simply takes in an input and returns an output. In a chatbot’s case, the model will be given a … Continue reading End to End Learning for Child Chatbots

Children Conversational Training Data for Machine Learning

While I have written quite a bit about the potential uses of a chatbot in educating young children, I am not the first person to ever get the idea. Indeed, the limitations in this specific application do not seem to be idea-based primarily, but instead based on other practical factors. One such limitation, at the … Continue reading Children Conversational Training Data for Machine Learning

Looking Behind the Surface for Child-Oriented Chatbots

Previously, I mentioned how a chatbot designed for children has to treat its interactions fundamentally differently than one made for adults. The exigence of a communication between adult and robots, in most cases, “I need help” or “I was re-directed here instead of human support”, is different from the exigence of most child-robot communications, where … Continue reading Looking Behind the Surface for Child-Oriented Chatbots

Connecting a Rasa Chatbot to Facebook Messenger

Recently, I was curious about what kind of messaging apps/interfaces would ultimately work with a rasa chatbot. While any front-end would technically work as long as there’s an api for that front-end to access text to be fed directly to the Rasa chatbot server, there are other chat bot features that are not as simple … Continue reading Connecting a Rasa Chatbot to Facebook Messenger

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