“The Amazon Echo is the first smart consumer electronics product since the smartphone that’s poised to become a daily habit for millions” — Anil Dash. Learn the inner workings of Amazon Echo (coding & voice design) from a developer’s perspective. This is a great opportunity to learn how the Echo works and what ethical dilemmas arise during the development of new features for home assistants.
Consider creative ways to use this PD with your students, such as the design of a course or workshop about the inner workings of the Echo described below.
Amazon Echo Teardown:
We will try to answer questions such as: How does the hardware and software work? What does it mean for the future of tech? Should we trust it and Amazon?
(Topics: Approximate computing, architecture, privacy, knowledge systems, wireless sniffing, voice recognition)