Looking for AI based Speech Recognition expert

Hi, I’m a student and working on an academic project which is a speech recognition system. I intend to use machine learning so that my bot could generate answers on its own rather than relying on hard coded Q&A stuff. Being a student, I have a little knowledge and experience in this field and I’m seeking help from experts. There are a lot of people here who have experience in this field so I would request anyone reading this post to please guide me how to start this project with machine learning models. And any tutorials would be of great help for me. Anybody?