In this article I am going to share about Amazon’s recent technology update i.e. Amazon Lex, the technology powering Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa. Amazon Lex is a service for building friendly interfaces into any application using voice and text. As an example, Amazon had introduced a tool that allowed users to book a flight using only their voice.
Amazon Lex delivers the advanced deep learning functionalities of automatic speech recognition (ASR) for conversion of voice to text, and natural language understanding (NLU) to identify the intent of the text, to enable you to build applications with highly engaging user experiences and lifelike interactions. Amazon Lex used the same deep learning technologies that power Amazon Alexa and are now available to any developer, allowing you to easily build sophisticated, natural language, conversational bots (“chatbots”) quickly.
In the computer science speech and natural language recognition and understanding are some of the toughest problems. To solve this problem it requires sophisticated deep learning algorithms to be trained on huge amounts of data and infrastructure. Amazon Lex balances these deep learning technologies by keeping the power of Amazon Alexa within reach of all developers. Amazon Lex enables you to explain completely new categories of products made possible through conversational interfaces.
Amazon Lex scales automatically as a fully managed service. It does not give you worry about managing infrastructure. With Amazon Lex, you pay only for what you use only. There are no beforehand commitments or minimum fees.
Amazon Lex will power chatbots on Slack, Facebook Messenger, and Twilio SMS. It enables to easily publish voice or text chatbots using these popular chat services. There can be no better time than now to try out the Amazon Lex service for your applications and utilize the full benefit of it with ease.
written by- Simpi Nath