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Commanding the Wolfram Cloud

Todd Gayley
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Kernel Technology

Wolfram Technology Conference 2015
Conference location

Champaign, Illinois USA

The Amazon Echo is a new device that plays music from cloud services, talks to all your connected-home devices, and acts as a kind of personal assistant, all under voice command. Think of an always-on Siri-like device in your living room/kitchen/etc. Unlike Siri, however, the Echo has an open programming model that lets you easily add new capabilities via web APIs. And of course the Wolfram Cloud Platform is the perfect tool to create these new capabilities. This talk will use the Echo as a base for a foray into the broad world of Wolfram Cloud technologies, from Instant APIs to deployed notebooks to scheduled tasks to mobile apps, and even the Wolfram|Alpha API. We will develop some simple but useful Echo “skills”, as they are called, including a word game and a genuinely useful time-tracker. If you are getting started with the Wolfram Cloud, or have wondered what sort of things the Cloud can be used for, or if you just like nifty gadgets, this talk is for you. You can use the package created for this talk to quickly develop your own Echo apps.

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