Twin Cities Code Camp

April 15, 2023

Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN

David Washington

Time traveling chatbots - Adding AI to 1980's robots with ChatGPT

by David Washington

Sat, Apr 15, 2023
Room: P0838
Time: 9:00

In 1985, TOMY released a toy robot called Chatbot. Just a simple toy, it never got to fulfill its true destiny as a conversational, artificial intelligent, chatbot -- until now. In this talk we bring this robot kicking and screaming into the 21st century. First, we replace it's dusty, cold-war era circuits, with internet-connected microprocessors, then we give it a brain running on a node server that performs speech recognition, speech synthesis, and conversational intelligence with ChatGPT. While you may not have your own Reagan-era robot to recreate this this temporal violation, you'll learn how to add intelligence to node apps for any century.

About the Author

David has spent close to 20 years building products and experiences at Microsoft. From leading new experiences in Windows, shipping dozens of Microsoft Surface devices or, in his current role, leading Video Experiences shared across Microsoft. As a hobby, he enjoys hacking prototypes, side projects around his house, and trying to enable non-technical people to leverage and be excited about technology.