Develop Alexa Skills for the PC | Intel Software

Develop Alexa Skills for the PC | Intel Software


Hello, I’m Martin Kronberg. In this video, we look into
how to develop Alexis skills on the PC. Amazon Alexa
started on the Echo, making it easy to
listen to music, get information, control
smart home devices, and more. Using Alexa is as simple
as asking a question. Now Alexa is available
on Windows 10 PCs, giving users access
to tens of thousands of skills already
available on Alexa and new skills designed
specifically for PCs. The Windows 10 PC
installed base represents over 800 million units of
potential voice service end points. And today we’re introducing
you to the Intel PC Skills Framework. The Framework assists
developers to build skills that help focus on
computer specific tasks. Intel provides the
development tools Windows developers need to
deliver amazing experiences. PC-Aware skills enhance
the voice experience by leveraging the open platform
features of Windows, which allows developers to interact
with Onboard display, Storage, Compute, and even some
installed applications to deliver a delightful
end user experience. What’s great about
PC optimized skills is that they can be designed
to offer consumers contextually relevant experiences. They integrate into the existing
Alexa ecosystem voice service so any Alexa-enabled device
can interact with a PC running the Intel PC Skills Framework. Imagine the ways untethering
people from their PC will change the way they use it. They will be able to search for
files, control applications, and run basic operations,
just by using their voice. Let’s take a look at some things
PC optimized skills can do. Many people store lots of
photographs on their PCs and then struggle to find
them when they want them. But what if you just
had to say, Alexa, ask Helper to show
pictures of my pet. Almost everyone
uses their computers for productivity purposes. If you have ever
been in a situation where you wanted to compare
two documents, you can say, Alexa, ask Helper to
arrange Word side by side. Sometimes you just have too
many Windows open that clutter their screen. In those instances,
you can say, Alexa, ask Helper to minimize all. For the many people who are
unsure how to navigate Windows settings, they can
simply use their voice to ask for help, like. Alexa, ask Helper to
configure Windows Hello. Lastly, developers can also use
the browser to access the web and deliver useful capabilities. This is just a
small sample of what is possible to develop with
Alexa Skills and the Intel PC Skills Framework. We hope these examples
inspire you to create entirely new skills and that
change the way people interact with their PCs. Developer resources are
available on the Intel Developer Zone in
the links provided. In addition to
delivering the framework, several skills have
also been developed to serve as a reference
and inspiration for you. Download the Intel PC Skills
Framework and example code in the links provided
and start innovating.

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