“Alexa, add bread to my shopping list.” “Alexa, what is my flash news briefing?” “Alexa, what is BCNET?” In December 2017, Amazon introduced the Amazon Echo into Canada. Echo connects to Alexa – a cloud-based voice service – to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, check your calendar, weather, traffic, and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control smart home devices, and more – instantly.
At BCIT, the School of Computing has teamed up with the School of Nursing to create Alexa skills that deliver a patient’s blood and diagnostic test results to Amazon Echo Shows located in the nursing simulation labs. BCIT is also planning to locate Amazon Echoes around its Burnaby campus to provide a variety of skills to both visitors and students alike. What skills might be useful for visitors and students on your campus?
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Sr. Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Dr. Bill Klug
Cloud Computing Option Head & Instructor, British Columbia Institute of Technology