World’s top “Voice Developers” Amazon-Alexa has unitedly declared LPU student as India’s top ‘Student Influencer of the Year-2019’. In this regard, the Vice-President of Alexa Artificial Intelligence & Head Natural Understanding at Alexa in the USA, Mr Prem Natrajan & CEO PolicyBazaar (Group) Mr Ashish Gupta honoured LPU student. Presently, B Tech ECE seventh semester student, Aditya Channe has won Trophy, Alexa Echo Show Device, Internship and Service with Amazon-Alexa, in future. Aditya Channe excelled competing students from across India and particularly those from top institutions including IIT (Indore), Manipal, VIT, Delhi University and many more.

Alexa Student Influencer is a leader, who is ever zealous to learn new technologies in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Voice Technologies; and, Aditya Channe at LPU is working passionately for upcoming revolutionary transformation in the realms of technologies. He is a ‘Quick learner and a Tech Enthusiast’. Believing firmly that ‘voice’ is the next big revolution, he is working hard to build a community of “Alexa Developers” to learn and join upcoming transformation together. His team of LPU students has also been declared as the “Best Community” in the country. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal has congratulated Aditya and his team members for bringing glory to the university and themselves.

Aditya shares: “Coming hundreds of miles away from my native place Nagpur in Maharashtra to join LPU programme has indeed led me to achieve this global level honour in such a young age. I have always gained much encouragement from my teachers at LPU to pursue my passion and the result is evident before all.” He added, “Alexa is a smart personal assistant used in millions of devices developed at Amazon. Being an Alexa student influencer (ASI) my role is to conduct Alexa skills’ workshop, Hackathons and spearhead Amazon’s Alexa programmes in the student community.”

Aditya further informs: “I have created many skills for Alexa and my latest skill is based on Wikipedia API. This skill tells all the events occurred on a specific date and the list of famous personalities which born and died on that date. One can find my skill on the Alexa Skill Store by the name of ‘Tris Explorer’. In fact, in future, we would even be able to control all our mundane works and operations at home or the office simply through voice with the help of Alexa Skills.”

In fact, Alexa Student Influencers Program is a campus connect program that aims to form a network of like-minded students across India. Alexa Student Influencers (ASI) are young campus ambassadors and leaders passionate to learn new technologies in Artificial Intelligence and Voice Technologies, and enthusiastic to share their learning with fellow colleagues. Amazon Alexa Developer Community at LPU is a student community, which is an open group for people who are interested to develop voice-enabled experiences for Amazon Alexa. It plans regular meet-ups and promote learning from one another and growing together.