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After almost seven months, we finally came back with a brand new Meetup! On the 15th of May we came together at our headquarters in Amersfoort. Although there were probably many who stayed home that night to watch football, still thirty people were joining our Meetup. Good choice because we had a really interesting evening!

Jeanine Schoonemann started the evening and introduced us to virtual assistant Willy. Willy can schedule a meeting, summarize a meeting and email all participants, order sandwiches, send a request to our own coffee machine and last but not least, throw a little party! How is this all possible? With LegoBoost, Raspberry Pi and some help of  Willy’s friends like Gmail, Telegram, Google Cloud speech API and Python. Jeanine gave us a look inside Willy’s brains by showing us what happens when you send a voice message to Willy on Telegram. Believe it or not, at the end of the presentation we could even watch Willy’s great dance moves!

Our second speaker was Wayne Tuck from Pegamento, who learned us a lot about their A.I. solution for Mail Automation in his own humoristic way. Wayne was able to give many practical examples, because Pegamento has many well-known companies as customers which made his story even more interesting. It all starts with cleaning, analyzing and training the current emails with an A.I. model based on customer input. Afterwards templates are created which can be used to answer emails both manually and automatically. Wayne showed us right away what happens when you email a question like “ I was drunk on Kingsday and lost all my stuff. On top of that I also missed my train” and many other examples. Of course this made the attendants curious about how this all works, what kind of access rights are needed and how many mails you need to make this all work. Luckily Wayne took enough time to answer all the questions and everybody stayed for a drink afterwards, so there was plenty of time to discuss all the nice topics of this evening!

We want to thank the audience for their attention and enthusiasm and of course Jeanine, Wayne and Willy, thanks for your time, knowledge and nice presentations!

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