Fresno programmers get chance write software for Amazon AI devices

Technology giant Amazon is collaborating with Fresno tech educators to give local programmers a chance to learn about and enrich Amazon Echo technology. Geekwise Academy in downtown Fresno will offer developers a month-long course to on the nuances of the software behind Amazon’s artificial intelligence assistant speakers, Echo, Tap and Dot. The Amazon Alexa Skills Course will be the first in-person program available for developers interested in learning to program “skills” – like changing air conditioner settings – for Amazon’s voice-activated devices. “Learning how to work with voice-enabled devices is something not many people have experience with yet because it’s on the cutting-edge technology,” said Bethany Mily, Geekwise Academy executive director for education. “Once you learn how to work with it, you have the opportunity to use those skills in…


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