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Alexa Skills Projects by Madhur Bhargava

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Lambda

Lambda is a serverless computing service from Amazon Web Services (AWS). If this sounds like a lot of technical jargon, please do not be confused as we will be discussing Lambda in detail in this section.

In the context of voice design for Alexa, we will use AWS to host our core programming logic in the form of a Lambda function. Now, the obvious question is, How does Lambda work together with an Alexa Skill?. To answer, each of the intents/actions on the Alexa Skill will trigger the Lambda function, the Lambda function will process those intents, and this will result in returning an appropriate response for an action/intent, as depicted in the following diagram:

Figure 2.10: Data flow to and from a Lambda

The way this works is as ...

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