Title

Alexa What's my schedule?

Lead Author Major

Computer Science

Lead Author Status

Senior

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Osvaldo Jimenez

Faculty Mentor Email

ojimenez@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Computer Science

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Shon Vick

Additional Faculty Mentor Email

ojimenez@pacific.edu

Additional Faculty Mentor Department

Computer Science

Abstract/Artist Statement

Alexa, What’s my schedule?

Abstract:

As the increasing number of AI assistant devices finds their way into the homes and rooms of the populace, so should the number of apps increase for such devices. However, this is not the case for devices like the Google Home or the Amazon Echo. Although being around since 2015, the applications market for these devices grew at small rate until last year where the number of skills on the Echo more than doubled from 25,784 skills to 56,750 skills. This was due to the increased popularity of the devices and their overly-simple design that lacks flexibility and advanced functionality. In my research I seek to develop my own skill on the Amazon Echo that allows for more detailed scheduling and notifications that the default functions of the Echo lack.

Artist Statement:

The reason why I was inspired to create my own skill was due to the increasing number of AI devices I started to see in the homes and rooms of my peers and family. When I obtained my own Echo, I looked into their skills store to find applications that would interest me and allow me to customize my device to my lifestyle similar to how people customize their phones with different apps. However, I was disappointed in the small amount of options given. In the demonstration I will show the differences between the default abilities of the Echo on the topic of scheduling compared to my created skill. From my skill, I hope to inspire others to contribute to this growing market and look into customization of their devices through use of the available skills on the market or create their own.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

4-5-2018 2:30 PM

End Date

4-5-2018 4:00 PM

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Alexa What's my schedule?

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Alexa, What’s my schedule?

Abstract:

As the increasing number of AI assistant devices finds their way into the homes and rooms of the populace, so should the number of apps increase for such devices. However, this is not the case for devices like the Google Home or the Amazon Echo. Although being around since 2015, the applications market for these devices grew at small rate until last year where the number of skills on the Echo more than doubled from 25,784 skills to 56,750 skills. This was due to the increased popularity of the devices and their overly-simple design that lacks flexibility and advanced functionality. In my research I seek to develop my own skill on the Amazon Echo that allows for more detailed scheduling and notifications that the default functions of the Echo lack.

Artist Statement:

The reason why I was inspired to create my own skill was due to the increasing number of AI devices I started to see in the homes and rooms of my peers and family. When I obtained my own Echo, I looked into their skills store to find applications that would interest me and allow me to customize my device to my lifestyle similar to how people customize their phones with different apps. However, I was disappointed in the small amount of options given. In the demonstration I will show the differences between the default abilities of the Echo on the topic of scheduling compared to my created skill. From my skill, I hope to inspire others to contribute to this growing market and look into customization of their devices through use of the available skills on the market or create their own.