Create a bot with Azure Bot Service

Bots provide an experience that feels less like using a computer and more like dealing with a person – or at least an intelligent robot. They can be used to shift simple, repetitive tasks, such as taking a dinner reservation or gathering profile information, on to automated systems that may no longer require direct human intervention. Users converse with a bot using text, interactive cards, and speech. A bot interaction can be a quick question and answer, or it can be a sophisticated conversation that intelligently provides access to services.

Prerequisites

Create a new bot service

Log in to the Azure portal.

Click Create new resource link found on the upper left-hand corner of the Azure portal, then select AI + Machine Learning > Web App bot.

A new blade will open with information about the Web App Bot.

In the Bot Service blade, provide the requested information about your bot as specified in the table below the image.

Click Create to create the service and deploy the bot to the cloud. This process may take several minutes.

Test the bot

In the Bot Management section, click Test in Web Chat. Azure Bot Service will load the Web Chat control and connect to your bot.

Enter a message and your bot should respond.

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