- Screen-free interaction forced Amazon to solve the most difficult problems of speech recognition
Developing computer technology that does not require the use of eyes or hands is “extremely liberating,” said Rohit Prasad, Vice President and Head Scientist for Alexa at Amazon.
- The inspiration for Alexa was cloud-based AI, “similar to the Star Trek computer,” making it easy for users to walk around the house and get some type of question answered or action performed.
- Today, there are more than 9,000 “skills” Alexa users can select, “for every moment and every occasion,” according to Prasad.
- (It’s hard to keep up with Alexa, even for her creator—a few days after the event, Amazon disclosed there are now over 10,000 Alexa skills).
- Prasad said that with the help of “massive deep learning” Alexa adapts to speech patterns and continuously improves.
The 11th annual MIT Tech Conference, a student-led event organized by the MIT Sloan Tech Club, had “exponential technologies” as its theme this year, including artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing, and biotechnology.
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