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Building a question answering system with Vertex AI

  • 16 June 2022
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Let’s say it’s the first day in your new job and you have lots of questions. Where is the HR department located or how do I validate parking? Wouldn’t it be great if you could just ask a chatbot rather than reading through an internal Wiki? 


Here is a recipe to build one:

  1. Select your reference documents and pre-process them in Vertex AI Workbench

  2. Download a model from TensorFlow Hub and register with Vertex AI

  3. Have Vertex AI process your questions and answers

  4. Use Cloud Functions for your REST endpoint

  5. Use the Speech-To-Text and Text-To-Speech APIs to allow users using their voice rather than typing

Sounds complicated? Nikita Namjoshi and Zack Akil demonstrate in this 16 minutes Google Cloud Applied ML Summit video how to do just that.

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A great post indeed @MarkusK. And a useful 15 minutes break for me.

First time I met Zack I was amazed by his knowledge. How easy he was writing code, live, fixing things live and getting the result. The only objection that I have is that he trained a machine to help him recognize healthy food. And chocolate wasn’t a healthy food 🤪

Apart from jokes, thanks for sharing it.

@malamin are you using Vertex AI or are you planning to use it?