Voice-Driven Experiences with Neo4j and Amazon Alexa

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This event is in partnership with SF Data Science, Graph Database - San Francisco  and Bay Area NLP Meetup! Follow these meetups to find more great event content and learning opportunities.
About the Talk:In 2016, 25% of web searches on Android were made by voice and this percentage is predicted to double by 2018. From Amazon Alexa to Google Home, smartwatches and in-car systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface.This talk highlights how graph databases help the creation of complex human computer interaction interfaces solving non-trivial tasks such as understanding user intents, keeping an accurate context aware representation of a user interaction and how to guide them in a domain specific knowledge base.About the Speaker:Christophe Willemsen is a Principal Consultant at GraphAware, world's number 1 Neo4j consultancy.He is an expert on the Neo4j graph database and the Cypher query language and a skilled software engineer who has been involved in many Neo4j projects optimising complex Cypher queries, building enterprise-grade graph-based recommendation engines and developing search tools combining Neo4j and the Elastic Stack.Christophe is also the author of the Neo4j driver for php and many Java extensions for Neo4j, those are available on theGraphAware Github (https://github.com/graphaware).He has a deep passion for everything Computer Science and recently focus on the applications of Natural Language Processing in Voice-Driven interfaces and Chatbots, speaks English, French and Dutch and lives now with his family in Italy where he learns Italian.You can find him on Twitter with handle @ikwattro or at conferences and meetups all around the world.

6:00 pm – Doors open, networking & snacking
6:30 pm – Event kickoff
8:30 pm – Networking & departures

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