In this talk I will introduce cognitive APIs (e.g. image recognition, text analysis, recommendations, predictions), will explain what they are and how one can use them, and will do a live comparison of four image recognition endpoints. I will show the similarities in usage patterns and highlight the differences in API design.
The second half of my talk is a live demo of an e-commerce chatbot that uses a combination of natural language understanding and API orchestration to deliver commerce features over a conversational interface.
I will then explain how the bot is built and where the smarts are coming from. I will talk about the ever increasing importance of the APIs and how no-screen interfaces like chatbots will stimulate the API economy.