Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, partners with Cortana provides a set of built-in abilities that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of these skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer and more. With the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), you can easily build your own skills for Alexa that run across any device and are hosted in the cloud (like AWS Lambda). Customers can then access your skill simply by asking Alexa a question or making a command.
This session will teach you proven best practices for designing voice user interfaces (VUI), how to maximize usability of your voice experience, and how to create compelling voice experiences with the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK). We will talk about how to build a skill using the ASK, deploy it as a function to Azure and even call it from Cortana!