Intelligent, Conversational Applications with Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Azure | Studencki Festiwal Informatyczny

16th SFI Academic IT Festival

26 - 28 March 2020 | Auditorium Maximum UJ
16 edition 2020

Intelligent, Conversational Applications with Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Azure

Type: Lecture
Speaker: Noelle LaCharite
Day: 22/03/2019 time: 11:15
Class: SFI Enterprise 1.38
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: English
SFI Edition: 15
Topic

Building Intelligent, Conversational Applications with Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Azure

Abstract

Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Fire TV provides a set of built-in abilities that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Azure Cognitive Services provide pre-built machine learning models that you can use to infuse applications with intelligence. In this session we will talk about how to build and design voice apps, combining the two, and discuss the ability developers have to combine existing applications exposed as web services with a voice user interface. With the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), you can easily build your own skills for Alexa that run across any device and are hosted in the cloud or serverless (like Azure Functions). Customers can then access your skill simply by asking Alexa a question or making a command. This session will teach you proven best practices for designing voice user interfaces (VUI), how to maximize usability of your voice experience, and how to create compelling voice experiences with the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and Microsoft Azure. In this session you will learn:

  • Overview of Alexa Skills Kit
  • Overview of Microsoft Cognitive Services
  • Voice User Interface Design
  • What you can do to voice-enable your applications
  • A blueprint for implementing this in your next project.

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