Artificial Intelligence (AI)—The Future of Internet Services

By Kesha Williams

Hands-free is the future of internet services due to artificial intelligence (AI). AI is a branch of Computer Science which investigates and creates intelligent machines and software. Amazon Alexa is leading the charge to a hands-free future. Amazon initially launched the Echo, with relatively low fanfare, in 2014; however, fast forward to present day, the device is a sure-fire hit and has caused competitors to take notice. The device realizes the promise of voice as a more natural way to interact with technology. In this article, we will investigate how to interact with Amazon Alexa and teach this AI to become smarter by developing skills (Amazon’s term for voice-based apps) for it using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).

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This article was originally published in the December 2017 issue of php[architect] magazine. To read the complete article please subscribe or purchase the complete issue.

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