Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge 2020 Winner Announcement

Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge 2020 (INDIA) final was organised on 17th July 2020 with 4 finalists out of 114 applicants running for a winner's prize of USD 50,000 in AWS Promotional Credits by demonstrating game changing voice technology application of Amazon Alexa Skill.

 

Abhay Dubey from Code Shastra was declared as the winner by the jury while the final was watched live by over 100 participants nationwide.

Winner Alexa Skill Idea:

Abhay Dubey from Code Shastra

Idea: Chalexa, a chatbot for students. Chalexa interacts with the students in a peer style, talking about sports, movies, current happenings, interests, academics, and more. It tracks the child's social, mental, and physical health over time, thereby providing guidance, mentorship, and alerting parents about any sudden changes in the index.

Alexa Skill - Pitch Video:

 

Alexa Skill Demo:

Score: 141/200

Award: USD 50,000 in AWS Promotional Credits

Runner-ups Alexa Skill Ideas:

Ananthakrishnan from PlayAblo

Idea: Their idea is a harmonious blend of apps handcrafted for students, teachers, and school management to provide automated learning solutions and experiential learning. Playablo has ready-made APIs to integrate with Alexa skills to provide teachers with voice-enabled homework capabilities, assignment progress checking, and more. Combined with the management app, Alexa can provide school management with real-time, voice-enabled reports for questions.

Alexa Skill Pitch:

 

Alexa Skill Demo :

Score: 131/200

Award: USD 10,000 in AWS Promotional Credits

Dr. Devendra from Wunderkind Infotech

Idea: Wunderkind Infotech intends to develop Alexa skills in the area of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEAM) skills allowing students to make simple models using readily available materials at home. It also aims to develop a STEAM knowledge assessment skill to help students in choosing relevant STEAM careers.

Alexa Skill Pitch:

 

Alexa Skill Demo:

Score: 105/200

Award: USD 10,000 in AWS Promotional Credits

Santhosh from Chrysalis

Idea: Chrysalis develops Alexa Mobile Labs, an alternate for the computer-enabled English language labs. Alexa Mobile Lab skill will be integrated with the Alexa show device. Students will be able to do reading tests to assess their English skills, and data insights will be sent to the teacher with remedial solutions.

Alexa Skill Pitch:

 

Alexa Skill Demo:

Score: 102/200

Award: USD 10,000 in AWS Promotional Credits

With such great participants and ideas, we needed a great Jury. We extend our special thanks to our jury members.

Jury -  Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge

We’ll have more such competitions and challenges in the coming years, so stay informed -visit the challenge website https://events.edtechreview.in/alexa-challenge-2020/ for more details.

About Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge:

With increasing number of education institutions adopting innovative technology for teaching and learning, the future looks bright. The Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge gives the domestic companies an opportunity to become a front runner of the digital revolution in Indian education.

Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge is a competition to develop voice technology solutions for education in India. The competition is designed to give companies an opportunity to use their problem-solving abilities & disrupt the Indian Education by demonstrating the best application of voice technology in education.

Watch the finale recording: video

Website: https://events.edtechreview.in/alexa-challenge-2020/

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