Developing a Proxy Service to Bring Naturality to Amazon's Personal Assistant "Alexa"

Tipo de publicación: Conference Paper

Publicado en: Advances in Human Factors and Systems Interaction

Autores
  • Carvajal, Luis
  • Quesada, Luis
  • López, Gustavo
  • Brenes, Jose A.
  • Nunes, Isabel L.

Investigadores del CITIC asociados a la publicación
Luis Quesada Quirós
Gustavo López Herrera
José Antonio Brenes Carranza

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Palabras claves
  • Alexa
  • Amazon Echo
  • Intelligent personal assistant
Resumen

Amazon's Alexa is an intelligent personal assistant, developed to be used jointly with a Bluetooth Speaker and microphone hardware called Amazon Echo. Even though Alexa is supposed to be a natural user interface, its use is not very natural. As a user is intending to use Amazon's Alexa system, they must follow a very tighten and structured way to provide the commands for the system to achieve its goal. In this paper, we propose a proxy service called ``Plis''. This service was developed as a Skill to be used with the Amazon Echo. Therefore, a user can say: Alexa, ``plis'' and our functionality will start its job. Our skill determines from the natural way in which the user speaks what they are asking for. With that information, we create a query that would be further sent to other skills already providing the functionality required.

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Developing a Proxy Service to Bring Naturality to Amazon's Personal Assistant ``Alexa''