Amazon Alexa has become quite popular in the household because it makes life easier for everyone. The concept works with speech recognition in no time and has arrived at the consumers. But did you know Alexa, whose phenomenon has an Indian connection all over the world?
Rohit Prasad, the man from Jharkhand's Ranchi, is the brain behind Amazon's Alexa.
Prasad currently serves as vice president and is the scientific director of Alexa Artificial Intelligence at Amazon. Another achievement he has registered under his name is that he was ranked 15th on the recode list of 100 people in technology, business and media who counted in 2017.
Now Rohit Prasad has completed his education at DAV Public School in Ranchi. He then studied engineering at the Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) Mesra, a village near the capital city of Jharkhand.
According to Prasad's LinkedIn profile, he joined Raytheon BBN Technologies in July 1
Rohit Prasad came to Amazon in 2013. He worked for three years for e-commerce giant Machine Learning Director Alexa, and in 2016 was promoted to Vice President and Senior Scientist of Alexa Artificial Intelligence.
Earlier this year, Amazon launched Alexa for Hospitality, which specifically serves as a virtual hotel concierge. With Amazon Echo, you can ask Alexa for information such as the hotel pool opening hours or the location of the fitness center and request room or dry cleaning services.
The device can also be used to control room lighting, temperature, blinds and TV. Aside from the hotel experience, guests can call Alexa for Hospitality to check airport delays, play games, or play white noise to help them fall asleep.
Amazon also works on a feature that allows Amazon customers to temporarily connect to their account and play music from their personal playlist, whether Amazon Music, Spotify or Pandora, or listen to their audiobooks. Marriott International will be launching its hotel rooms for the first time this summer in selected hotel rooms in the Marriott Hotels, Westin, St. Regis, Aloft and Autograph Collection hotel portfolio.