Alexa Meetup, Second Edition

Tue Apr. 16 2019 00:00 Haarlem

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For our second event of 2019, we are following up on last year’s great success and dedicating an entire evening to talk about Voice User Interfaces and Voice Command Devices. On the menu, demonstrations from speakers who are experts in the field, plenty of time to network with other artificial intelligence lovers, and, of course, beer and pizza. I personally don’t want to be anywhere else that day!

Voice User Interface (VUI) is one of the main breakthrough for AI advancement over the last few years. By allowing people to interact with computers through speech recognition, VUI opens up an entire world of possibilities to humanise technology. If the robots uprising is not quite upon us just yet, the latest improvements made to Voice Command Devices are nonetheless remarkable. We are now able to have live conversations with virtual assistants on smartphones and smart speakers, without having to press any buttons. VCDs can react to multiple voices – regardless of accent or dialectal influences. They are capable of responding to several commands at once, separating vocal messages, and provide accurate feedback, thus imitating natural human conversations.

Such an amazing technology is well deserving of our time and attention, wouldn’t you say? Join us on Tuesday 16th of April to learn all about it and share your enthusiasm with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Welcome, food and drinks

18:00 – 18:30 Registration & welcoming drinks

18:30 – 19:00 Pizzas for dinner

First part | VUI, software infrastructure

19:00 – 20:00 First talk, German Viscuso, Technical Evangelist of Amazon Alexa

20:15 – 20:45 Second talk, Jieke Pan, VP of Engineering at Mobiquity Inc

Second part | VCD, hardware features

20:45 – 21:00 Play around with Alexa prototype: demonstrations by Tomoharu Ito, Alexa Skill builder

21:00 – 22:00 Networking, more food & drinks


This exclusive event is inside a Datacenter which requires identification of its visitors, for security purposes. Therefore participants of the meetup need to hold an event ticket and present a valid ID (passport, driver’s license) upon entering the premises. We still have some tickets available so make sure to RSVP before it’s too late!

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