This post was written with Twilio developer evangelist Lizzie Siegle for a workshop and is an adaptation of a chatbot first built on dev.to.
Prerequisites and Setup
To follow along with this post, you need three things:
- A Twilio account - sign up for a free one here and receive an extra $10 if you upgrade through this link
- A Twilio phone number with SMS capabilities - configure one here
- IBM Cloud account - sign up for a free one here
If you haven't already, follow this blog post to make a Watson Natural Language service, make a new Twilio Function, and then call Watson NLU from said Twilio Function. With your Twilio Function …