AWS re:Invent 2016: Alexa in the Enterprise: How JPL Leverages Alexa to Further Space Exploration with Internet of Things (ALX301)

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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory designs and creates some of the most advanced space robotics ever imagined. JPL IT is now innovating to help streamline how JPLers will work in the future in order to design, build, operate, and support these spacecraft. They hope to dramatically improve JPLers' workflows and make their work easier for them by enabling simple voice conversations with the room and the equipment across the entire enterprise.

What could this look like? Imagine just talking with the conference room to configure it. What if you could kick off advanced queries across AWS services and kick off AWS Kinesis tasks by simply speaking the commands? What if the laboratory could speak to you and warn you about anomalies or notify you of trends across your AWS infrastructure? What if you could control rovers by having a conversation with them and ask them questions? In this session, JPL will demonstrate how they leveraged AWS Lambda, DynamoDB and CloudWatch in their prototypes of these use cases and more. They will also discuss some of the technical challenges they are overcoming, including how to deploy and manage consumer devices such as the Amazon Echo across the enterprise, and give lessons learned. Join them as they use Alexa to query JPL databases, control conference room equipment and lights, and even drive a rover on stage, all with nothing but the power of voice!

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AWS re:Invent 2016: Alexa in the Enterprise: How JPL Leverages Alexa to Further Space Exploration with Internet of Things (ALX301)

  1. 1. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Mik Cox, Data Scientist, JPL Noelle LaCharite, Sr. Technical Program Manager, Alexa Machine Learning Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, JPL November 2016 ALX301 Alexa in the Enterprise How JPL Leverages Alexa to Further Space Exploration with Internet of Things
  2. 2. What to Expect from the Session Alexa at JPL Introduction to Alexa Questions
  3. 3. V O I C E W I L L B E E V E R Y W H E R E
  4. 4. The Internet of Things is emerging as the third wave in the life-cycle of the Internet. Its growth is enabling new and expanded businesses while also powering revenue generation, productivity and cost savings and consumer engagement. ‘11 ‘19‘15 OVER 60 MM CARS Connected Car Penetration 2020 Projections Source: IDC Goldman Sachs Investment Research 45 MM HOMES Connected Home Install Base 2017 Projections driving over $12 BN in Revenue/Year Source: Berg Insight $20 BN/YEAR Wearable Market Revenue Generation 2017 Projections Source: IDC Goldman Sachs Investment Research Source: Gartner; Goldman Sachs Investment Research 28 BILLION “THINGS” BY 2019 E N A B L I N G T H E F U T U R E
  5. 5. I N T R O D U C I N G A L E X A
  6. 6. We also recently launched Fire TV with Alexa integrated directly into the device. Simplifying everyday actions with voice on new and familiar devices. & F I R E T VM E E T E C H O The First Alexa Endpoints The Echo is the first and best-known endpoint of the Alexa Ecosystem…The Echo was built to make life easier and more enjoyable.
  7. 7. B U I L D I N G F O R A L E X A
  8. 8. Create Great Content: ASK is how you connect to your consumer H O W I T W O R K S Supported by two powerful frameworks A L E X A V O I C E S E R V I C E Unparalleled Distribution: AVS allows your content to be everywhere Lives in the cloud Automated speech recognition (ASR) Natural language understanding (NLU) Always learning A L E X A S K I L L S K I T
  9. 9. Refrigerator Alarm Clock Echo Tablet Wireless Speakers E-Reader Laptop Camera Lightbulb VR Headset Headphones Toaster Phone Television Fitness band Car Watch “Alexa…” P O I N T S O F A C C E S S
  10. 10. j p l . n a s a . Caltech Alexa at JPL
  11. 11. Are we alone? How do we protect Mother Earth? How do we divert an asteroid? Can we find Earth 2.0? Is/was there life on Mars? How did the Universe form? Where is it headed?
  12. 12. Methodology and Agenda 1. Predict human behavior to tell us what is worth trying 2. Forecast the relevant technologies 3. Prototype and demo them quickly with relevant use cases with our own data to gain feedback and other collaborators 4. Determine the impact and double down on the important ones
  13. 13. Human Behavior IT Trends, 2015-2018 WHO: INTREPRENEURS • MAKERS • CROWD/PARTNERS • FROM EVERYWHERE AT ANY TIME HOW: OPEN • AGILE • PROTOTYPING • CROWD SOURCING • CONSUMERIZATION WHAT: SMART DATA • ANALYTICS • CLOUD • DEEP LEARNING WHAT: INTERNET OF THINGS • INNOVATION VIA COMBINATIONS WHAT: NATURAL USER INTERFACES • WEARABLES • CONVERSATION UI CHALLENGES: CHAOTIC ARCHITECTURE • AUTOMATION • CYBER SECURITY Foretells what technologies can/will be adopted in the enterprise
  14. 14. Predict the key IT disruptors facing us CONSUMER SPACE ENTERPRISE SPACE DISRUPTION OF THE ENTERPRISE E4 ENGAGE & ENABLE EVERYONE & EVERYTHING
  15. 15. How can we benefit from the IoT hype and trends? Enable rapid prototyping of new combinations PLATFORMS & ENABLEMENT APPLICATIONS BUILDING BLOCKS
  16. 16. The First of JPL’s Alexa Use Cases 1. Querying / Asking • Help JPLers (and the general public) find the information faster 2. Commanding / Telling • Not just a tool for asking questions. Use voice as a trigger 3. Give our robots a voice! • Interact with computation the same way you interact with a person
  17. 17. JPL’s Alexa Architecture AWS IoT AWS Lambda JPL Net (secure) JPL Analytics Cloud JPL Devices (less secure)
  18. 18. Querying / Asking The Challenge: • Lots of information at JPL. We have the answers... But where? • Need more intuitive, faster ways to ask for (and receive) JPL information for JPLers • Conversational platform to leverage already-existing compute capabilities Alexa Solution: • “JPL Info” skill: information about JPL for JPLers • “OCIO Dashboard” skill: query for information on our current IT status • NASA Mars Alexa Skill
  19. 19. NASA Mars Alexa Skill <Screenshot of Alexa skill in skill store> <Screenshot of NASA Mars companion webapp> Available now: Get the latest news from Mars with Alexa!
  20. 20. Commanding / Telling The Challenge: • Alexa is not just an answer-bot. • Use voice to trigger complex actions • More intuitive interface to device control Alexa Solution: • Device control: projectors, lights, clean room cranes. (spacecraft??) • Chat tool integrations • “Suggestions” skill so any JPLer can add suggestions on the fly
  21. 21. Giving Our Robots a Voice Rov-E Demo Time !
  22. 22. Giving Our Robots a Voice
  23. 23. Demos Here are the use cases we will be demonstrating: • Demo 1: Ask a Mars question • Demo 2: Tell Rov-E to drive • Demo 3: Tell Rov-E to follow • Demo 4: Build a skill like NASA Mars
  24. 24. Giving Our Robots a Voice Use Case 1: Ask a Mars question
  25. 25. Giving Our Robots a Voice Use Case 2: Tell Rov-E to drive
  26. 26. Giving Our Robots a Voice Use Case 3: Follow me
  27. 27. Build Your Own Skill Let’s walk through the steps we took to build the NASA Mars Skill.
  28. 28. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Thank you ! Mik Cox - JPL Data Scientist Noelle Lacharite Tom Soderstrom - JPL IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
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