Chat bot
Chat bot
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Chatbots have seen a massive increase in popularity in the last year or two. One could say that they have grown with the Covid-19 pandemic, but sure enough vaccines will not affect chatbots. Every second user says they enjoy getting quick responses to simple questions from a chatbot. Microsoft Bot Framework by Microsoft, Dialogflow powered by Google, IBM Watson by IBM as some of the frameworks by the Big Tech. Rasa is an open-source framework that enables building of powerful chatbots.

This post is about building a chatbot with Rasa that does a little more than basic interaction covered in…


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BentoML is currently one of the hottest frameworks for serving, managing and deploying machine learning models. If you are reading this blog, I guess you have heard of it and have some interest in checking it out. So was I, and that’s why I did this small experiment.
One of the simplest exercises in ML is the classification of pets: is it a dog or a cat, based on an image provided. Personally, I never did that exercise but I was intrigued by it. Serveing it with BentoML would make it even more challenging. …


For more than two years, containers and container orchestration started to pop up more and more often in my radar. In my work environment, I kept hearing the terms but I was ‘spoiled’ with excellent colleagues and platform teams that made my contribution in that topic redundant. Hence I postponed putting an effort in learning about these topics. However, motivated by the pandemic and the lockdown, I decided that it was time for me to actually get my hands dirty and learn Docker and Kubernetes. …

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