You are here: Home » News-ANI » Technology
Business Standard

HackerEarth to launch virtual AI hackathon for Alexa

ANI  |  Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] 

HackerEarth, an innovation and talent management company announced the launch of its first virtual (AI) for Alexa, aimed at building more engaging skills for the cloud- based voice service and brain behind Alexa-enabled devices, including Echo.

The contest aims to 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 Skills Kit, a set of free, self-service, public APIs, that developers can utilise to easily create new experiences for The existing architecture allows developers to build applications or skills to enhance the customer experience for its users. The Skills Kit (ASK) is a useful tool for independent developers, designers and brands to create new ways to engage

The is being conducted keeping in mind that the resulting skills will be useful for the end users. For this reason, it is an open themed where participants can build any skill that can benefit customers. Participants are encouraged to create business productivity solutions, cool games, engaging chat bots, or anything else that users might be looking for.

This will give participants an opportunity to work on voice- controlled skills that will make smarter.

"The AI with will showcase the potential of the developer community in to build voice skills for More than 15,000 developers from have already started to build skills for Alexa," said for Skills Kit, Amazon, Dilip RS.

is currently being used for including ordering and transportation, controlling a smart home, playing music, and much more. Popular services such as Ola, and have also identified the potential of voice-enabled customer-interactions early on and provide their services to users through and Echo devices.

The registration process of this will conclude on April 1. All teams that qualify will be required to submit a working skill based on their idea by April 15. All skill submissions that pass the skills qualification process by April 21 will get published to the skill store and will be readily available for users to install on their app. Teams can also add other language support to make their skills available to the global skill stores. However participants must register themselves as vendors and publish their skills to the store to qualify for the competition.

The name of winning team will be announced on May 1. The winning teams will also be awarded cash prizes, devices including Echo and and will also get to meet senior team members from Skills team in

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 12:15 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU