AWS re:Invent 2016: Building a Smarter Home with Alexa(ALX303)

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Natural user interfaces, such as those based on speech, enable customers to interact with their home in a more intuitive way. With the VUI (Voice User Interface) smart home, now customers don't need to use their hands or eyes to do things around the home — they only have to ask and it's at their command. This session will address the vision for the VUI smart home and how innovations with Amazon Alexa make it possible.

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AWS re:Invent 2016: Building a Smarter Home with Alexa(ALX303)

  1. 1. © 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Charlie Kindel December 1, 2016 Building a Smarter Home with Alexa @ckindel kindelc@amazon.com ALX303
  2. 2. 70s 80s 90s 00s Present mode GUI web mobile character VUI
  3. 3. W E B E L I E V E V O I C E R E P R E S E N T S T H E NEXT MAJOR DISRUPTION IN COMPUTING
  4. 4. 70s 80s 90s 00s 10 20 S P E E C H U N D E R S T A N D I N G A D V A N C E M E N T S
  5. 5. M E E T O U R A L E X A - ENABLED DEVICES
  6. 6. UNDER THE HOOD OF THE ALEXA SKILLS KI A closer look at how the Alexa Skills Kit processes a request and returns an appropriate response You Pass Back a Textual or Audio Response You Pass Back a Graphical Response Alexa Converts Text-to-Speech (TTS) & Renders Graphical Component Respond to Intent through Text & Visual Alexa sends Customer Intent to Your Service Your Service processes Request User Makes a Request Audio Stream is sent up to Alexa Alexa Identifies Skill & Recognizes Intent Through ASR & NLU
  7. 7. SMART HOME SKILL API
  8. 8. DIRECTIVE LANGUAGE JSON Header { "header": { }, "payload": { } } Payload
  9. 9. DIRECTIVE - HEADER messageId name { "header": { "messageId": "unique & <128 characters", "name": "directive name", "namespace": "discovery|control", "payloadVersion": "API version 2" }, "payload": { } } namespace payloadVersion
  10. 10. DIRECTIVE – HEADER EXAMPLE { "header": { "messageId": "0123456-blah-blah", "name": "TurnOnRequest", "namespace": "Alexa.ConnectedHome.Control", "payloadVersion": "2" }, "payload": { } }
  11. 11. DIRECTIVE – PAYLOAD { "header": { "messageId": "0123456-blah-blah", "name": "TurnOnRequest", "namespace": "Alexa.ConnectedHome.Control", "payloadVersion": "2" }, "payload": { "accessToken": "[OAuth Token here]", "appliance": { "applianceId": "[Device ID for Kitchen Light]" } } }
  12. 12. DIRECTIVE IN USE
  13. 13. A L E X A V O I C E S E R V I C E A L E X A S K I L L S K I T A M A Z O N S M A R T H O M E S T O R E ( a m a z o n . c o m / s m a r t h o m e )
  14. 14. @ckindel kindelc@amazon.com Docs, tutorials, developer webinars, office-hours, and in-person events: developer.amazon.com/alexa
  15. 15. Remember to complete your evaluations!
  16. 16. Other Alexa Sessions Thursday 11:30am ALX202: How Amazon is enabling the future of Automotive Venetian, Level 3, Lido 3003 1pm ALX303: Building a Smarter Home with Alexa Venetian, Level 3, Murano 3203 3:30 ALX307: Voice-enabling Your Home and Devices with Amazon Alexa and AWS IoT Venetian, Level 2, Opaline Theatre 5pm ALX302: Build a Serverless Back End for Your Alexa-Based Voice Interactions Venetian, Level 2, Opaline Theatre 9:30am ALX304: Tips and Tricks on Bringing Alexa to Your Products Venetian, Level 1, Marco Polo 806 11am ALX305: From VUI to QA: Building a Voice-Based Adventure Game for Alexa Venetian, Level 1, Marco Polo 806 Friday 11am ALX203: Workshop: Creating Voice Experiences with Alexa Skills: From Idea to Testing in Two Hours Mirage, Jamaica B 1pm ALX306: State of the Union: Amazon Alexa and Recent Advances in Conversational AI Venetian, Level 2, Sands Showroom 11:30am and 2:30pm ALX204: Workshop: Build an Alexa-Enabled Product with Raspberry Pi Mirage, Antigua B 5pm ALX301: Alexa in the Enterprise: How JPL Leverages Alexa to Further Space Exploration with Internet of Things Venetian, Level 2, Venetian B Wednesday
  17. 17. Thank you! @ckindel kindelc@amazon.com

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