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Building Voice Apps Using Amazon Alexa (Online Learning)

Alexa Skills for Echo and Other Amazon Devices

Course Description
Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Now - voice-activated personal assistants are one of the hottest trends in technology these days. They are a great way to convey complex information to your customers in a free-flowing, conversational way. Alexa is a great way to build them - an AWS service for building conversational interfaces for Echo, FireTV and a host of Alexa-aware devices.
Alexa is state-of-the-art, with support for new devices being added all the time.
Powered by a deep learning based engine that parses user voice and resolves the contents of user utterances to API calls and parameter values.
No deep learning or natural language processing expertise is needed to build even complex voice apps.
Provides an intuitive way of specifying the conversational interface
Automatically and dynamically adjusts conversational responses
Easy to build, test and publish app.

Learning Outcomes

Build smooth voice-activated apps for Echo and other Alexa-aware devices
Design and build sound interaction models for your Alexa skills
Implement robust fulfilment models using AWS Lambda

Pre-requisites

Basic javascript programming
Basic understanding of HTTP/s and how REST APIs work

Who is this course intended for?
Echo or FireTV developers looking to build Alexa Skills

Website and mobile app developers looking to add voice app


Your Instructor


Loonycorn
Loonycorn
Loonycorn is us, Janani Ravi and Vitthal Srinivasan. Between us, we have studied at Stanford, been admitted to IIM Ahmedabad and have spent years working in tech, in the Bay Area, New York, Singapore and Bangalore.

Janani: 7 years at Google (New York, Singapore); Studied at Stanford; also worked at Flipkart and Microsoft

Vitthal: Also Google (Singapore) and studied at Stanford; Flipkart, Credit Suisse and INSEAD too

We think we might have hit upon a neat way of teaching complicated tech courses in a funny, practical, engaging way, which is why we are so excited to be here on Learnsector!

We hope you will try our offerings, and think you'll like them :-)

Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
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