(Chat)Bots and Conversational Interfaces
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    (Chat)Bots and Conversational Interfaces

    What is currently possible with bot-based interfaces ?

    Date: 26 January 2017 (14-18.30)
    Location: Parker Hotel (Diegem)
    Price: 420 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)


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