What if youre eating and having a discussion about a certain topic? Searching on your phone would mean your food gets cold. Or what if youre lying on the couch without your phone and you want to control the lights?
Welcome Alexa, your new personal assistant. Alexa is a voice service, it will respond to your questions and execute tasks. You can for instance ask Alexa for the weather, or ask her to play a certain radio station.
In this presentation I will show you how to create your own Alexa device. The setup uses a Raspberry Pi, microphone, speaker and a Java application. Next to that I will show you how to integrate Alexa in your home automation setup. That way you can control your lights and everything else with your voice.