A team of Albanian programmers and computer scientists is creating a new digital program that will allow Albanian citizens to have a Made in Albania version of "Alexa".
What is Alexa or Google Assistant
Alexa is the intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon in 2014, able to interpret natural language and dialogue with humans by providing different types of information and executing different voice commands.
Among the most common functions: play music, manage lists (of shopping or things to do), set reminders and alarms, stream music and podcasts, play audiobooks and provide weather forecasts, traffic information and play other information in time real, like the news.
Alexa can also control several smart devices, using itself as a home automation system for managing home automation (it can interact and control, individually or in groups, different connected devices, such as thermostats, bulbs, sockets, switches, cameras, video intercoms, locks , robot vacuum cleaner, router and console)
The Albanian version
The Albanian version of the "Alexa" -like program was developed by the programmer Betim Drenica and his team of computer scientists. Drenica, who has worked for some time as an entrepreneur in the United States, sees this as a good opportunity to make the standard Albanian language known to the world.
"So far there is no such project for the Albanian language. We have been working on this program for a year and have reached a very good level of knowledge of the language. Our goal is to have a standard language."- Drenica told the issuer Top Channel.
However, the team expects the program to recognize all dialects and different Albanian cadences in addition to the standard Albanian in the future. The Albanian version similar to "Alexa" is not the only project on which Betim Drenica and his are working: the team of computer scientists, in fact, is also involved in the realization of another program which will have the task of grammatically correcting written texts.
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