Amazon India, HackerEarth partner for Alexa hackathon
Bengaluru March 14 (IANS) Amazon India on Wednesday announced a partnership with Bengaluru-based talent management start-up HackerEarth for its first virtual Artificial Intelligence (AI) hackathon for Alexa in the country.
This unique hackathon is aimed at building more engaging skills for Alexa which is the Cloud-based voice assistant including Amazon Echo.
"The AI Hackathon with HackerEarth will showcase the potential of the developer community in India to build voice skills for Alexa " Dilip RS Country Manager for Alexa Skills Kit Amazon said in a statement.
The contest will encourage developers to think outside of the traditional application development approach and embrace a voice-first design approach.
The participants will be given access to the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) -- a set of free self-service public APIs that developers can utilise to easily create new experiences for Alexa.
The ASK is a useful tool for independent developers designers and brands to create new ways to engage Alexa.
"It is a great honour to collaborate with Amazon India for the AI Hackathon. This hackathon will provide a platform for eager participants to create amazing new skills for Indian users "said Sachin Gupta CEO and Cofounder HackerEarth.
The registration process for hackathon will conclude on April 1.