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🚀 Watson Assistant Duo Demo

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In this sample application, you're engaging with a banking virtual assistant. The assistant simulates a few scenarios, such as making a credit card payment, booking an appointment with a banker and choosing a credit card. Watson can understand your entries and respond accordingly.

This app demonstrates the Watson Assistant service via a complete, complex interface which engages in simulated banking tasks. It utilises features such as:

  • Cloud Functions
  • Actions and UI Actions
  • Slots
  • Multi-Conditional Responses
  • Multi-Modal Responses



  1. Sign up for an IBM Cloud account.
  2. Download the IBM Cloud CLI.
  3. Create an instance of the Watson Assistant service and get your credentials:
    • Go to the Watson Assistant page in the IBM Cloud Catalog.
    • Log in to your IBM Cloud account.
    • Click Create.
    • Click Show to view the service credentials.
    • Copy the apikey value.
    • Copy the url value.

Configuring the application

  1. In your IBM Cloud console, open the Watson Assistant service instance

  2. Click the Import workspace icon in the Watson Assistant service tool. Specify the location of the workspace JSON file in your local copy of the app project:


  3. Select Everything (Intents, Entities, and Dialog) and then click Import. The car dashboard workspace is created.

  4. Click the menu icon in the upper-right corner of the workspace tile, and then select View details.

  5. Click the Copy icon to copy the workspace ID to the clipboard.

    Steps to get credentials

  6. In the application folder, copy the .env.example file and create a file called .env

    cp .env.example .env
  7. Open the .env file and add the service credentials that you obtained in the previous step.

    Example .env file that configures the apikey and url for a Watson Assistant service instance hosted in the US East region:

  8. Add the ASSISTANT_ID to the previous properties


Running locally

  1. Install the dependencies

    npm install
  2. Run the application

    npm start
  3. View the application in a browser at localhost:3000

Deploying to IBM Cloud as a Cloud Foundry Application

  1. Login to IBM Cloud with the IBM Cloud CLI

    ibmcloud login
  2. Target a Cloud Foundry organization and space.

    ibmcloud target --cf
  3. Edit the manifest.yml file. Change the name field to something unique.
    For example, - name: my-app-name.

  4. Deploy the application

    ibmcloud app push
  5. View the application online at the app URL.
    For example:


This sample code is licensed under Apache 2.0.
Full license text is available in LICENSE.



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