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  • By Samantha Son
    Build Your Own Smart Auto Response Bot with Python, Flask, Twilio SMS and the CleverBot API Cleverbot via SMS

    If you are looking for a beginner Twilio project or a new texting buddy, this tutorial is for you!  Using the Twilio and CleverBot APIs you will make a Flask app that texts CleverBot, which is an AI you can chat with that learns from its conversations.

    Getting Started

    You will need a Twilio account with a phone number that can send and receive SMS.  In the console navigate to the "Buy a Number" page.  Make sure to check off SMS under capabilities and then hit the search button.  Any number will do, so feel free to pick one that speaks to you!


    You will also need a CleverBot API key.  You will have to input payment information to use the API.  Luckily, the first month is free!  Just remember to cancel your subscription if you don't plan on using it after this project.

    Next, you have …

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