Skill Path

Build Chatbots with Python

Build rules-based and generative AI chatbots with Python

Includes Python, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Data Science, Machine Learning, A.I., and more.

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  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    30 hours
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  • Prerequisites


About this skill path

Excited about AI but don’t know how to code? This skill path will take you from complete Python beginner to coding your own AI chatbot. Whether you want build chatbots that follow rules or train generative AI chatbots with deep learning, say hello to your next cutting-edge skill.

Skills you'll gain

  • Learn Python
  • Explore AI and deep learning
  • Build AI chatbots


6 units • 21 lessons • 15 projects • 20 quizzes
  • 1

    Introduction to Python and Chatbots

    Whet your appetite for building chatbots as you dig into Python basics.

  • 2

    Python Data Structures and Loops

    Learn Python data structures and loops, fundamentals that will help you build better chatbots and other programs.

  • 3

    Rule-Based Chatbots

    Explore natural language processing (NLP) methods and begin applying common chatbot architecture to create rule-based chatbots.

  • 4

    Retrieval-Based Chatbots

    Create retrieval-based chatbots using NLP language modeling and word embedding methods.

  • 5

    Deep Learning and Generative Chatbots

    Dig into deep learning for NLP and build an open-domain chatbot!

  • 6


    Put your Python and chatbot-building skills to the test in this off-platform project. Choose between retrieval-based or generative models.

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