Amazon today announced that Alexa customers in India can now choose from over 30,000 skills offered by top brands and developers. The Alexa Skills Store in India features skills across categories like Astrology, Bollywood, Cricket, Devotion, Entertainment, Education, Food & Recipes, Homes Services, Kids, among others. Dedicated to helping leading brands and developers build skills and voice services with Alexa for a voice-first era, Amazon announced Alexa VOXCON in New Delhi on 18-19, September 2019.
Alexa is always getting smarter and developers continue to make this experience highly relevant for customers by building India specific skills. These include Sadhguru, Art of Living, Sanjeev Kapoor recipes, Ganesha Speaks and Bollywood Quizzes to name a few. Devotion skills like Hanuman Chalisa, Gayatri Mantra, Sai Darshan and music skills like All India Radio continue to retain and attract new customers. Alexa remains popular among kids with skills like Wild Planet, ChuChu TV, Hello Rhymes and Bedtime Stories. Developers are now naturally aligning with customer usage to include more locally used words and phrases in their Skills. Edutainment skills like WikiHow, Word of the Day, Riddle Time, India’s Interesting facts are emerging as new favourites.
“Voice is the future. Coupled with the advent of web and mobile, the voice will be a step-change for human interaction with technology. With over 30,000 skills in the Alexa Skills Store in India, brands and developers truly understand the opportunity that voice presents. Today, over 40 devices with Alexa built-in are available to Indian customers, from multiple brands like Sony, LG, Bose, iBall, Panasonic and boat. We look forward to connecting with the community at Alexa VOXCON, share and learn from each other,”
said Dilip R.S., Country Manager for Alexa Skills and Voice Services, Amazon India.
Today, over 40 devices with Alexa Built-in are available to Indian customers, from multiple brands like Sony, LG, Bose, iBall, Panasonic and boat.
With the vision to bring together the best of minds who are continuously innovating in the space, Alexa VOXCON will provide an opportunity for businesses, technical builders and Amazon to come together, share and learn on voice tech. Besides leading Alexa evangelists, architects and industry leaders, Amazon leaders participating at the Alexa VOXCON include Rohit Prasad, Vice President and Head Scientist, Amazon Alexa, Prem Natarajan, Vice President, Alexa AI & Head – Natural Understanding at Alexa, Paul Cutsinger, Head of Evangelism – AI & Voice and Dilip RS, Country Manager – Alexa Skills and Voice Services.
Day one of the conference is tailored for CXOs, decision-makers, start-up founders and executives to hear and connect with Amazon and industry leaders on how they are using voice to innovate every day. Participants will also get a chance to be a part of the Alexa Voice Awards ceremony where a panel of industry experts will recognize the people and brands for their exceptional work with Alexa. Day two of the event is crafted to cater to technical builders. Participants can learn best practices and technical skills, deep-dive into Alexa, see demos and get hands-on experience through workshops, and connect with other builders. To request an invite, interested developers can visit here.
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