Watch and Learn: Real-Time Chatbot Creation for Student Success

Friday, November 02 | 8:00AM–8:45AM MT | Mile High Ballroom 4C/D, Ballroom Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Learn how a team at Strayer University combined machine learning, data science, and behavior psychology to create a virtual assistant that alleviates administrative burdens and helps students succeed—all with publicly available API. The presenters will create a new baby chatbot in real time, which the audience can interact with.

Outcomes: Understand how to leverage existing resources and public-facing API to build a virtual assistant * Identify how a virtual assistant could improve student services and improve operational efficiency * View a chatbot being created and ask questions in real time


  • Daniel McCarthy

    VP, Emerging Technology, Strayer University

    AVP Behavioral Research & Development, Strayer University