Conversational AI, Chatbots, Abot, and the Microsoft Bot Framework

By Pat Natali

The unveiling of the Microsoft Bot Framework is pretty amazing, and I agree with Natya Sadella when he emphasizes that human conversation should be the computer interface of the future. Chatbots are quite popular; however, they are stuck in the stone age with weak implementations like AIML. The real answer will be much more like…

Ubuntu 16.04 and OpenSUSE 42.1

By Pat Natali

Well, I tried out OpenSUSE and have decided to switch back to Ubuntu 16. First of all I want to say that while updates to Ubuntu 15 broke my installation, the Ubuntu 16 installation is way better. I was concerned about the lack of fglrx support, but amdgpu just works. Also, my Bluetooth headset now…