Amazon India on Wednesday announced a partnership with Bengaluru - based talent management start - up HackerEarth for its first virtual Artificial Intelligence (AI) hackathon for Alexa in the country.
This unique hackathon is aimed at building more engaging skills for Alexa, which is the Cloud - based voice assistant, including Amazon Echo.
"The AI Hackathon with HackerEarth will showcase the potential of the developer community in India to build voice skills for Alexa, " Dilip RS, Country Manager for Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon, said in a statement.
The contest will encourage developers to think outside of the traditional application development approach and embrace a voice - first design approach.
The participants will be given access to the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) - - a set of free, self - service, public APIs that developers can utilise to easily create new experiences for Alexa.
The ASK is a useful tool for independent developers, designers and brands to create new ways to engage Alexa.
"It is a great honour to collaborate with Amazon India for the AI Hackathon.
This hackathon will provide a platform for eager participants to create amazing new skills for Indian users, "said Sachin Gupta, CEO and Cofounder, HackerEarth.
The registration process for hackathon will conclude on April 1.