Use Voice Recognition with Alexa to Control Your Home
GOTO Amsterdam 2018

Tuesday Jun 19
13:50 –

Use Voice Recognition with Alexa to Control Your Home


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What if you’re eating and having a discussion about a certain topic? Searching on your phone would mean your food gets cold. Or what if you’re lying on the couch without your phone and you want to control the lights? The voice recognition service called Alexa can solve those issues.

In this presentation I will show you how to integrate Alexa in your home automation setup with openHAB. That way you can control your lights and everything else with your voice. openHAB is used as an example, you can use Alexa with almost any software and hardware. Last but not least I will show you how to create your own skills in Java to add functionality to Alexa. The skills are deployed with Maven to AWS Lambda as a serverless application.