Share This Post

AI / Alexa / Amazon

Help Put Your Overlords into Power by Having a 20-Minute Conversation with Alexa

Amazon has enlisted several universities to help develop Alexa’s conversation skills. This is done through “socialbots.” Socialbots are designed to provide about 20 minutes of engaging conversation with humans on various topics such as entertainment, fashion, politics, sports, and technology.

The socialbots are in their early stages, but Amazon is opening up access to these through its Alexa devices. Today you can start helping improve the functionality, scope, and richness of the socialbots through testing on your own. Alexa device owners can now participate in the testing and then deliver ratings and comments directly to the socialbot teams. All you have to do is talk to Alexa.

Say… “Alexa, let’s chat” to get started. You’ll be randomly connected with a different socialbot each time you try it.

Follow me on Twitter

Add me to your Google+ circles


Connect with me on LinkedIn

Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

IT/Dev Connections

Share This Post

A community professional, keynoter, and evangelist who has driven social media and marketing strategies, editorial successes, delivered customer successes and built some of the largest and longest-running online communities. Rod has created, managed and grown small, medium, and mega-sized conferences; run entire editorial teams to deliver record traffic and market leadership; as product manager, directed the success of hundreds of product releases; supported sales and marketing to ensure customer success; developed, run and sold businesses; written thousands of technical articles, white papers, case studies, and technical documentation; hosted and delivered hundreds of attendance shattering webinars and virtual tradeshows; and delivered keynote speeches and sessions at a wide variety of events including conferences, webinars, events, and user groups.

Leave a Reply