Category bots

Creating a virtual agent with Twilio and Google Dialogflow

I have taken my work with Twilio Programmable Voice and SMS to the point where I have something to show for all my effort. The best way to experience my virtual agent is to call 207-825-2956 from a mobile phone. You can do this from a landline, too, with one exception that I explain below. […]

Let A Virtual Agent Do The Talking

“The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.” Nancy Newhall You don’t need me to tell you how much the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world.  It has disrupted the way we work, shop, socialize, relax, and communicate.  In respect to business communications, it has done two things.  First, […]

The Tao of the Ethical Bot

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle I am the third born in my family.   My oldest brother, Richard, is nine years older than me and my brother Bob was born six years and one month ahead of me.  As children, we shared the same bedroom and by osmosis […]

Tao, Zen, and Tomorrow

Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy You may have already noticed, but SIP Adventures has a new name – Tao, Zen, and Tomorrow.  I began this blog by writing just about everything I knew about SIP, […]

Bot Building Basics with Google Dialogflow

Due to a number of requests, I recorded the Bot Building Basics presentation I recently gave at Avaya Engage 2020.  It’s a lot more fun speaking before a live audience, but this is a close-enough reenactment. I guarantee that if you watch the video in its entirety, you will be able to create your own […]

By the Time I Get to Phoenix (And Engage 2020)

I have been going to Avaga Engage (and its previously named incarnations) for many year.  More than simply attending, I have been hosting breakout sessions at Engage.  This year is no different.  If you count “Stump the Experts” (and I do), I am presenting six breakout sessions.  While my Debugging Avaya SIP is a repeat […]

Building Bots with Natural Language Processing

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. — Nelson Mandela I would venture to guess that most people had their first encounter with natural language processing (NLP) when Apple added Siri to the […]

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