On April 20th, I had my very first podcast interview ever! Thank you, Dr. Teri Fisher, for being a wonderful host and for giving me this awesome opportunity.
There are three core technologies that power Alexa. It’s not just Alexa, either. All voice assistants such as Siri, Google Home, etc. use these important technologies. They are Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and Text To Speech (TTS).
In 4th grade, we were writing opinion essays and I immediately thought of homework. Even though the homework wasn’t tough back then, it was still mind-numbing to do it. I was hoping that after reading my essay, my teacher would ban it in our class. That never happened, but I still think it was a good idea to speak out against the ruthless and evil homework that has all of humanity on its side. Except me.
For my dad’s birthday, I was wondering what I should give him. I briefly considered buying him a store-bought present, but I didn’t know what I should get. There wasn’t anything that seemed good enough. Then, I thought of the best thing he had done for me this year. My mind immediately went to one thing: Alexa.