Category Artificial Intelligence

Let Your Bots Do the Talking

In my latest article for No Jitter, I take a look at you can telephone-enable bots.  This is very cool stuff! Let Your Bots do the Talking

The Prokop Hospital Virtual Agent

To know me in real life is to know that I have a hard time sitting still.  If I see a dirty dish in the sink, I wash it.  If my lawn needs mowing, I’m out there with the mower.  My idea of relaxation is a 40-mile bike ride. This bleeds into my programming life […]

Call the Midwife — a Patient to Nurse Smart Speaker Bot

I decided to have a little fun today and expand on what I have been doing with bots.  This time around, I created the prototype of an application that allows hospital patients to request a nurse via a bedside smart speaker.  While my bot is still pretty simplistic, the idea it explores can be expanded […]

Moving From the Contact Center Agent to the Smart Speaker

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. Thomas Paine Old habits are hard to break.  In order to remind myself of the behaviors I want to stop doing, I recently put together a list of the worst of mine.  I keep it close at hand […]

Using AI and IoT to Orchestrate Smart Parking

I have been a “professional” programmer since 1983 (yes, I am that old) and still get a kick out of seeing how other people use my software.  In this case, Thomas Roemer from Avaya has created a smart parking solution that employs the artificial intelligence and IoT integration software I created.  It’s a cool video […]

Developing a Future-Focused Mindset

As much as I enjoy seeing my articles posted on blog sites other than SIP Adventures, I get an even bigger kick from finding articles written about me.  🙂 Okay, I am not that vain (mostly), but if I am entitled to 15-minutes of geek fame, Eric Krapf’s, fun and flattering missive on the work […]

Smart Speakers: From the Kitchen to the Boardroom

In my previous article here at SIP Adventures, I introduced you to the work I am doing with smart speakers and IoT.  This week’s article in No Jitter, takes that work even further and demonstrates how smart speakers such as Google Home can be integrated with WebEx Teams.  Be sure to check it out! Smart […]

Building IoT Bots With CloudHawk and Google Home

I have been programming since I was a senior at Coronado High way back in 1975.  Yes, I am that old.  While today’s projects are light years beyond the simple things I once wrote in BASIC and Fortran, the thrill of creating something amazing out of a bunch of number and letters is still just […]

IBM and Avaya and Cisco, Oh My!

On a recent episode of the public radio program, Marketplace, the host, Kai Ryssdal, asked his guest to describe her job in five words or less.  I can’t remember what her response was, but it made me think about what mine might be.  My first reaction was something akin to “Waiting until retirement day,” but […]

AI and Natural Language Processing Made Easy — Webinar Playback

For those of you who were not able to attend my AI and NLP webinar, here is the playback.    Among other things, you will learn the basic language of NLP and how it can be used to build a text bot.