Tim Clark talks Amazon Alexa – Nikos
Amazon and voice commands.
The company has more than 5,000 people working on the Alexa platform. And since just 2015, it has reportedly sold more than 20 million Echoes. One day, Amazon believes, AIs will do much more than merely control lights and playlists. They will drive cars, diagnose diseases, and permeate every niche of our lives. Voice will be the predominant interface, and conversation itself is helpful, informative, companionable, and entertaining. Alexa will be the ultimate product.
What is Amazon Alexa
The primary function of Amazons Alexa is to provide hands free voice activated commands. Amazons Echo Dot was the number one selling item during the 2017 Holiday season. Amazon reports that they sold “tens of millions” of their voice activated products last year. Approximately 30 million Americans own an Amazon Alexa. In the home amazon can do functions like Wikipedia search, daily weather, and current events. You are able to add additional skills to Alexa from the Amazon skills store to add daily content like inspiration, playlist, and news. These function are customizable and can also be built by companies like Nikos Computer Engineering.
Alexa is currently in businesses like Cisco, Polycom, Capitol One, Salesforce, and Microsoft 365. Within these companies, Alexa offers services like scheduling, inventory, ordering, facilitating meetings, alerting IT of tech issues, assessing sales data, and controlling equipment in rooms.
Alexa is coming to vehicles 2018!
“Alexa are we there yet? “Here is a list of companies that announced they will be introducing Alexa into their vehicles this year.
BMW, Mini, Ford, Seat, Skoda, Toyota, Lexus, and Volkswagen.
Alexa in cars will offer the same services as within the home and office. Offering daily Flash briefings, playlists, and any other customized information or entertainment the user desires.
Soon, the Alexa devices in the car will be able to control the equipment devices in the home and office as well.
Let us help you.
Voice activated services are still up and coming. There will be many more advances in this technology in the next coming years.
So how can you get ahead of this?
Currently, Alexa offers skills that Nikos can create for you and your business. Alexa offers integration of any of your voice products. If you have daily podcasts, videos, business coaching, or are an author you can provide this audio to your followers through command on Alexa products.
Your followers can add your skill to their devices, and have access to your content hands free. Other options include interactive functions and learning with your content on the Alexa devices. This involves a screen with interaction for assessing learning or having a visual format of the learning.
More info on what Alexa can do for you.
The quickest and easiest point of entrance into Alexa services is through the Flash briefing. This is a customizable briefing to users that gives them information they desire like the weather, news, highlights from individuals they prefer, and inspirational readings. If an individual downloaded your skill, you could provide them with 1 to 2 minutes of audio each day which they could listen to upon waking, in the car, making coffee in the kitchen, or anywhere they desire.
The full featured interactive Alexa skill creates a two way dialogue between the listener and the business. This allows the customer to go deeper into products and service offerings as well as interact with a virtual representative with your business for informational, educational, or entertainment purposes.
Nikos Computer Engineering is the leader in Amazon Web Services.
Here at Nikos Computer Engineering we pride ourselves in being the leaders in Amazon Web Services. We strive to stay up to date and ahead of the wave with new services and products in Business Technology.
We maintain up to date certifications in AWS, attend learning conferences to understand the new technologies, and participate in daily research of AWS updates.
We look forward to working with you to achieve your branding and learning material goals with Amazon Alexa.
Tim Clark is the founder of Nikos Computer Engineering and is a Certified Amazon Web Services Developer and Solutions Architect. Nikos utilizes AWS to develop software solutions for small businesses using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural Language Understanding. To learn more and to get started visit http://nikosce.comAlso like and follow us on social media. Nikos Computer Engineering