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Alexa for Education

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Alexa transformed the smart home market segment and is now transforming how we interact with applications and technology at work. In this session, learn about how Alexa is an example of Conversational AI in Education.

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Alexa for Education

  1. 1. © 2019, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Sohan Maheshwar, Alexa Evangelist Alexa in Education Why Voice is the Next Major Disruption in Computing
  2. 2. 4.54 billion years
  3. 3. 200,000 years
  4. 4. 100,000 years
  5. 5. 70s 80s 90s 00s Present Graphical User Interface (GUI) Character Mode Voice User Interface (VUI) Mobile Web
  6. 6. VO ICE REPRESENT S T H E NEXT M AJO R DISRUPT IO N IN CO M PUT ING
  7. 7. Alexa Everywhere AT HOME ON THE GO AT WORK
  8. 8. Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018 “ ” Conversational platforms will drive the next big paradigm shift in how humans interact with the digital world.
  9. 9. A L E X A I N E D U C A T I O N
  10. 10. For Students • Machine Learning • Natural Language Understanding (NLU) • SSML • AWS Lambda • Conversational UI • Voice Design
  11. 11. • Alexa Student Influencers • Alexa Labs • Campus Workshops
  12. 12. For Professors • Enable your students to dream big • Alexa as a teaching tool • Using Alexa in the classroom
  13. 13. Source: https://blog.aboutamazon.in/devices/alexa-goes-to-school
  14. 14. Ed-Tech Professionals • Your products improve education • Alexa as a teaching tool • Alexa in the campus • Future-proof your offerings by enabling them for voice with Alexa
  15. 15. Popular Skills in Education right now • Byjus • Career Launcher Word of the Day • Playablo • Meritnation • 1-2-3 Math
  16. 16. Alexa Fellowship • The Alexa Fellowship inspires and enables the next generation of curious minds to invent the next big thing in conversational AI • The Graduate Fellowship • The Innovation Fellowship
  17. 17. Alexa Graduate Fellowship • Currently has 18 universities across the world • IIIT-H is the First Indian University to join this list
  18. 18. G I V E Y O U R V I S I O N A V O I C E
  19. 19. “There’s no future that doesn’t have ambient computing or voice activation” Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur
  20. 20. Thank you! Sohan Maheshwar | sohanm@amazon.com

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