We wanted to make the Internet more accessible to those who aren't able to normally use a computer with a keyboard and mouse. Now that the Internet provides so many resources, we don't want to deprive a group of people because they're technically or physically challenged.
What it does
It takes the users' voice commands and interprets them into computer controls.
How we built it
We connected the Amazon Echo to Firebase and then connected the Firebase to Google Chrome using Watson and the Amazon voice assistant, Alexa.
Challenges we ran into
The Echo (and Watson) APIs were time consuming to get working. There was an uneven distribution of responsibilities in the group because everyone was at a different comfort and skill level with hacking.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were finally figured out how to create new voice commands for the Amazon Echo, which was definitely a challenge.
What we learned
We learned and familiarized ourselves with Watson, which most of us hadn't used before today.
What's next for Chrome Voice Assist
In the future, we can add endless commands so that Alexa has more capabilities.