Tech Labs developed a workshop that teaches you how to create skills for Alexa

With conversational interfaces we have finally found a way to improve upon the old point & click paradigm, but how can such an interface be developed?

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R&D Labs
Mar 30, 2018 · 4 min read

At Tech Labs we are looking into and working on several possibilities, one of them is Alexa, by Amazon. What started as a Hackathon project is becoming a much more important focus for our research. After creating several skills we started looking at ways to share the knowledge about creating skills for Alexa, the most easily accessible way is through a workshop we created and open-sourced on Github that you can sign up for here.

Background

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What’s next for new UX

Working with and researching Alexa was done out of one of the main pillars of Tech Labs: new UX. We’ve not only researched conversational interfaces but also augmented reality with the Hololens and we want to continue to explore new interfaces with which our users can interact with our software. To that end we will start a thesis on conversational interfaces in February and validate a proof of concept of a conversational interface with our users. In the end the end the real goal is achieving the best possible UX technology has to offer and we hope to bring these innovative techniques to our users.

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Ortec Finance's R&D Labs department is where we work and experiment with the latest techniques in order to research its applicability on new and existing products in the field of Finance.

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