In this section, we will strive to understand what makes Alexa, the personal assistant bundled with Amazon Echo, so smart. The sole reason that Alexa can follow and understand a user's voice commands is because it has skills, and not just in a literal sense, but also in an actual sense.
An Alexa Skill is an actual piece of software code designed for a singular purpose; that is, to make Alexa accomplish a certain task. The following are some examples:
- There is an Alexa Skill to order pizza from Domino's Pizza
- There is an Alexa Skill to summon Uber
- There is an Alexa Skill to order flowers
- There is an Alexa Skill to listen to your horoscope
The number of skills available for Alexa has been steadily growing since 2016. ...