Create a Watson Assistant Chatbot

Please refer to these detailed instructions to create a Watson Assistant Chatbot for your website.

Go to Step 2:  Displaying the Chatbot on your website

Step 1:

Before using AI Chatbot Easy Integration you must create a Watson Assistant Chatbot.  This process is outlined in great detail here, however we have provided abbreviated  instructions below.

Complete the following steps to create a Watson Assistant Chatbot:

  1. Go to the IBM Cloud Website (figure 1)
  2. Choose “Create an Account”.
  3. Enter your email address and password.
  4. Choose “Next”.
  5. Retrieve and enter the verification code sent to your email account.
  6. Choose “Next”.
  7. Enter your name.
  8. Accept the terms.
  9. Click “Continue”.
  10. Acknowledge the Privacy terms to continue.
  11. Choose Company or Personal and click “Next”.
  12. Enter your billing information. Billing information and a payment method is required but you will not be billed if you elect to use the FREE version in step 21 below.
  13. Click “Next”.
  14. Enter a credit card.
  15. Click “Next”.
  16. Click “Create Account”.
  17. Close out of the optional welcome screen.
  18. Choose “Create a Resource”. (figure 2)
  19. Type “Watson Assistant” in the search box and click on it when it pops up. (figure 3)
  20. Choose a region.
  21. Choose the “Lite” plan. (figure 4)
  22. Accept the license agreement.
  23. Choose “Create”.
  24. Click on the “Launch Watson Assistant” button. (figure 5)
  25. Click on the Manage icon in the upper right corner of the top menu and choose “switch to classic experience”. (figure 6)
  26. If prompted, click “I’d still like to switch”. (figure 7)
  27. If prompted, choose “Other” for the reason to use the classic experience.
  28. If prompted, enter “I am using a custom skill and the new experience doesn’t provide an option to use it”.
  29. Choose “Confirm” or “Switch”.
  30. Choose “Create assistant”.  (figure 8)
  31. Enter a name and description for your chatbot.
  32. Choose “Add dialog skill”. (figure 9)
  33. Choose “use sample skill” and  choose “Customer Care Sample Skill”. (figure 10)
  34. At this point you will have a basic working chatbot that you can use on your website.

Figure 1: IBM Website

IBM Login

Figure 2: Create a Resource

create a resource

Figure 3: Choose Watson Assistant

Choose Watson Assistant

Figure 4: Choose a Plan

Choose a Plan

Figure 5: Launch Watson Assistant

Launch Watson Assistant

Figure 6: Switch to Classic Experience

Switch Experience

Figure 7: Confirm Switch

Confirm Switch

Figure 8: Create Classic Assistant

Create Assistant Step 1

Create Assistant step 2

Figure 9: Add Dialog Skill

Add Dialog Skill

Figure 10: Customer Care Sample Skill

Customer Care Sample Skill

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