/Introduction to Conversational Interfaces

Provided by: UAL

Course Area: All areas

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 25/05/2020

Subjects: Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Computer Science, Creative Technology, Human Computer Interactions, Machine Learning

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

From corporate chatbots to our everyday interactions with Alexa and Siri, conversational interfaces (where a computer can reply to instructions using natural language) have become increasingly commonplace – and hard to spot.

 

On this course, you’ll get an introduction to conversational and voice-based interfaces, discovering how they developed and what people working in this field think about them.

 

You’ll explore how they can be designed and developed effectively and responsibly, and learn about the skills and design thinking you need to develop a successful conversational interface.

 

This course is hosted by FutureLearn. It can be started at any time after the advertised date and is available now.

Who is this course for

This course is for anyone interested in new technology, with a focus on exploring conversational and voice-based interfaces and how audiences engage with them, whether you’re a student or looking for a career in computer programming.

 

You might also be interested in the other courses in the Essential Creative Technologies collection from UAL Creative Computing Institute, Lancaster University and the Institute of Coding.

What will I learn

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Describe what conversational interfaces are and how the technology works at a basic level.
  • Summarise the main developments and history of conversational interfaces.
  • Compare different types of conversational interfaces and identify good use cases for the technology.
  • Explain the benefits of using a conversational interface.
  • Identify the skills required to create a good conversational interface.
  • Discuss the ethical considerations around designing conversational interfaces.
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