LPU became India’s first university to hold workshop by voice service developed by Amazon.com ‘Alexa’ entitled ‘Amazon Alexa Workshop’ on Future of Voice Technology. This gave an opportunity to the students to get a sneak peek into the technologies of the future.
Country Manager Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon Mr. Dilip R.S. stressed on voice being a natural way of interacting with technology and urged students to learn as it is the future of growing technology!
Alexa is the brain behind Echo-devices. These voice-controlled speakers are capable of voice interactions, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audio-books, and providing weather, traffic, and other real-time information, such as news. Alexa can also control smart devices for home automation. Users can extend Alexa’s capabilities by installing “skills”, which can be additional functionality developed by third-party vendors such as food ordering, radio, cab booking, recipes and more. Alexa in India currently has over 12,000 skills across various categories.
With training programs on cloud computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and voice assistants, LPU is providing its students a peek into the future. Congratulating LPU team for engaging with Amazon, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal expressed: “We are thankful to Amazon for choosing LPU campus for a workshop on voice technologies and developing skills for Alexa – a cloud-based voice service. LPU is already a forerunner in adopting technology and is further ready to avail opportunities in new areas for the industry preparedness of its students. We are once again thankful to Amazon for reposing faith in LPU endeavours.”