PC7 — Final Presentation and Demonstration

PC7 is due Monday, 4/20 at noon.

You will work with your team to deliver a live summary presentation of your project.

You will also deliver a live demonstration of your project.

Finally, you will deliver a poster that summarizes your project.

Please schedule a 30-minute block with your group members using this Google Calendar link.


The Final Presentation will be conducted as a remote meeting with the instructional staff. Your task is to present the culmination of your project to an audience that is unfamiliar with Conversational AI.

You will deliver a presentation with your group that assumes the audience knows nothing of Conversational AI techniques. Your job is to convince such an audience that your project solves a problem, and explain how your Conversational AI project works at a high level.

Your final presentation should tell us a problem, its scope, and then introduce concepts from Conversational AI that you have learned this semester (how do we model conversations?). The presentation should tell us why a virtual assistant can help solve your problem. You can describe steps like crowdsourcing, amount of training data, etc. The presentation itself should not exceed 10 minutes.

In addition, you will give a live demo of your project (separate from the 10-minute presentation). Depending on your group, you could make this a separate video that we see during the remote meeting. To the best of your abilities, please plan to make it a live demo conducted as part of the remote meeting.

As with the other presentations this semester, not every student in your group needs to actually deliver the presentation. However, please try to attend your group's final presentation.

There will also be questions at the end of your presentation.

Finally, you will turn in a PDF of a poster that summarizes your project. Your poster should contain (1) a description of the problem, (2) a state graph diagram, (3) a listing of intents/slots and the volume of data, and (4) example interactions with your system. You can definitely include extra material where appropriate, such as screenshots or findings from testing.


Example Poster 1

Example Poster 2

There is no suggested slide deck for your final presentation. We want you to decide for your group what elements you think are important for clearly communicating a relevant problem, your understanding of conversational AI, how a virtual assistant solves a problem, and a compelling demonstration that your project can solve that problem.

You could discuss a Problem Statement, cite relevant news articles, show screenshots or photos of how the problem manifests, etc. to motivate your project. You could also discuss state graphs, intent classification, etc. to demonstrate your understanding of Conversational AI.


This part of the project is meant to show off the highlights of your project that you've worked on this semester. However, we're also using this assignment as a means of gauging your understanding of Conversational AI. Consider: if you're trying to pitch a project involving your virtual assistant, you should be comfortable demonstrating your expertise with Conversational AI as a topic. We're looking for that understanding in addition to evaluating the quality of the project overall.


I will be taking on the role of someone who knows nothing of Conversational AI during your presentation. I am trying to simulate a stakeholder that is distant from the technology but that is interested in the space. I am looking for your group to convince me that you understand Conversational AI topics, AND that your group's project solves a tangible, relevant problem.

What To Turn In For PC7

You will turn in a single .zip file containing only two files:

Grading Rubric

PC7 Grading (out of 30 points):