Amazon on Monday released “Alexa Skill Blueprints” allowing users to create personalised skills and responses for its voice-based assistant Alexa in India.
Users need to select their blueprint template from “Alexa Skill Blueprints” website, where they can also browse through 30 “Skill Blueprints” across four categories including “Fun and Games”, “Learning and Knowledge”, “At Home” and “Storyteller”, the company said in a statement.
“Personalised skills and responses make Alexa even more knowledgeable, delivering a delightful experience that is unique to you and your family,” Dilip RS, Country Manager, Alexa Skills, Amazon India, said in a statement.
With this feature, unlimited personalised skills can be created and shared for use as a link with family and friends via email, text, WhatsApp or social media including Facebook and Twitter.
Users would be able to accomplish tasks like customising responses to questions and creating interactive adventure stories for kids.
The skills and responses users create with the feature would be made available instantly on the devices associated with their accounts.
“Alexa Skill Blueprints” is now available for the Indian users.
In other news from earlier this week, following its partnership with Amazon to integrate their two Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistants Alexa with Cortana, Microsoft has now started selling Amazon’s Echo devices in its retail stores.
Amazon’s Echo Dot and Echo devices are available online, and in Microsoft Stores in the US. Read the complete story here.
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