Category: Alexa

Stories about project management and coding

Amazon Alexa – Part 1, Intents and Utterances

In this post I’ll discuss what Intents are, how Intent, Custom Slots and Sample Utterances are related and how you can easily configure your own. Note that this post only brushes the topics below, but it should be enough for you to get the samples running.

Amazon Alexa – Part 0, The Basics

In November 2014 Amazon annouced its Amazon Echo, and along with it Alexa. According to David Limp, the Amazon senior vice president who oversees Alexa and all of its Amazon devices, the goal of Alexa was inspired by the computer voice and conversational system on board the starship Enterprise in science fiction TV series and…
Read more

Amazon Alexa – Part 2, the backend

In this post I’ll discuss the requirements for an Alexa backend and how it handles Intents.