We read a lot about the subject of Artificial Intelligence, which is a subset of Machine learning and Deep Learning. When reading all this, we might be tempted to think that Artificial Intelligence is either for the future or the larger corporates. This is certainly not the case, so when I worked on this post, I decided to add some Artificial Intelligence functionality to my WordPress Website, which in reality are examples of machine learning and deep learning, which services are readily available by the various public cloud providers.
I did this for the English version of my web pages as well as my English blogs. Although Dutch is supported as source language nowadays, I decided to leave everything in the original state, which separates Dutch from English.
1. My chatbot Jeeves, who is already around for the past few months, is powered by Google Dialogflow and incorporates natural language processing that allows for training that will ultimately improve performance. By looking at the stats of the bot, I am able to enrich the conversation further. Just ask Jeeves about my services and have some small talk with him. You can find Jeeves at the right hand bottom of my Web page. Just click on Jeeves and start to have a conversation with him, or should I say “it”? With the recent endorsement from Google, which is mandatory, the chatbot can now also be invoked by a Google Home device anywhere in the world. Just say Ok Google, talk to Jeeves and you can start the conversation. The name Jeeves was inspired by the writer P.G Wodehouse, who wrote a number of very amusing books about Jeeves the butler and his master Bertie Wooster.
For the moment he only understands English. For more information on how to build a chatbot, please visit Dialogflow.
2. AWS translate, that automatically translates the Web contents for this specific purpose into 5 languages, which is deep learning at its finest. Just have a look at Amazon Translate for more information and additional supported languages.
3. AWS Polly that reads the text in the selected language. Also Polly uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize speech that sounds like a human voice.
The voices are indeed very natural and please pay attention to the moments that the “voice-over” takes a completely natural breath. For more information you can visit Amazon Polly.
The Cloud cost is negligible, less than 1 Euro, which shows the power of the Cloud, while at the same time hooking up the WordPress Web site by using the appropriate WordPress plug in’s was straightforward.
I hope you enjoyed this little demo to show that Machine Learning is here to stay.