Chat bots have always seemed so complex. They process natural language from text so it must be hard right? After all, how can you make sense of loose words into computer instructions and then back? It must be hard.
Well, it is hard. Kinda. A lot has already been solved around natural language processing so the amount you have to do to get started has reduced by significant amount. Tools are already there, you just have to use them.
I used those tools and still found it to be difficult. I wanted to make the process of building chat bots as easy as getting started with web development. So, I built Talkify.
Takify is an Open Source framework for building chat bots. It is written in node.js and here’s how you can build your very own chat bot in a couple of minutes.
We’ll be building a chat bot that I like to call “sidekick”. This is a simple bot that tells you knock knock and chuck norris jokes.