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Building Voice-Enabled Apps with Alexa by Kory Becker

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Voice-enabled software can make a dramatic impact for the user. It brings an almost human-like touch, to what might otherwise be considered “just an app”. Not only this, but it enables usage of computers in an entirely new and modern way. By building with voice, software can be used and controlled without a keyboard or mouse. This allows computers to become integrated in so many more areas of our day-to-day life, where it wouldn’t normally be feasible. For example, voice commands could be used on your refrigerator to order your favorite snacks that are running low. They can also be used on your interior lights, thermostat, or even the entire house.

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