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Today's ITUnity Champ:

Gary Pretty

Gary Pretty

Technical Strategist, Mando Group
Blog: http://www.garypretty.co.uk/
Twitter: @garypretty

In addition to his work at Mando, Pretty is also a newly minted Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), specializing in the Bot Framework and Cognitive Services. He recently co-presented some sessions on the Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services at Microsoft’s TechDays Online event.

Microsoft is continuing its “Conversation as a Platform”/bot push that it kicked off last year. One of its key new Cognitive Services is QnA Maker, which Pretty explains in a recent blog post.


QnA Maker Dialog for Bot Framework

The QnA Maker service from Microsoft, part of the Cognitive Services suite, allows you to quickly build, train and publish a question and answer bot service based on FAQ URLs or structured lists of questions and answers. Once published you can call a QnA Maker service using simple HTTP calls and integrate it with applications, including bots built on the Bot Framework.

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