Creating sophisticated, intelligent applications that listen and respond in natural language is getting easier. Amazon’s Lex and Polly pack the power of Alexa’s voice recognition, AI, and speech synthesis into a robust set of APIs, allowing developers to create specialized virtual assistants.
Greg Bulmash walks you through building a cross-platform application that works on both mobile and desktop clients, using Lex and Polly to perform a number of useful tasks—and a few entertaining ones.
Greg Bulmash is a Technical Evangelist for Login with Amazon.
With over 20 years of building web sites and writing web content, he’s been Technical Editor of _Marketing Online for Dummies_, Senior Editor at The Internet Movie Database, SDE at MSNBC.com, a “Developer Content Content Developer” for Internet Explorer, and founder of Seattle CoderDojo (a volunteer group teaching Seattle kids to program).
He’s spoken at OSCON, CascadiaJS, DevNexus, Developer Week, CodeMotion, and multiple meetups about web development, programming, evangelism, and teaching kids how to code.
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