Alexa Champions

Recognizing Top Alexa Developers in the Community

Leor Grebler

Toronto, Canada

Leor Grebler is co-founder and CEO of Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC), a company dedicated to bringing voice interaction to hardware. Its initial product, Ubi – The Ubiquitous Computer, was a voice activated computing device that offered instant access to information and control of home automation devices. Ubi was one of the first products to offer natural environment-based voice interaction. UCIC has since transitioned to engineering services and tools for implementing voice, especially Alexa Voice Service.  

Leor and the UCIC team built the Ubi Portal Voice Prototyping Tool, which allows one to quickly test voice interaction with services and devices with the Amazon Echo. With the "Lessons" tool on portal.theubi.com, someone can build rules that can be mapped to different outputs: a speech utterance back through the Echo or an Alexa-enabled device; an email or text message; control of dozens of Internet connected; or an HTTP request from a web server. This can allow someone to very easily build a proof of concept around voice interaction on Echo with their service before implementing their own service with the Alexa Skills Kit. Leor steers UCIC towards its goal of making interaction with technology more human and natural.

Alexa Skill Published

  • Ubi Portal Voice Prototyping Tool: This tool allows someone to very easily build a proof of concept around voice interaction on Echo with their service before implementing their own service with the Alexa Skills Kit. This skill requires an account be setup at portal.theubi.com.

Connect with Leor

Contributions

  • Daily Medium posts about Alexa Voice Service, Echo, and speech technologies
  • Ubi App for Android
  • Ubi Portal, a voice prototyping tool
  • Speaker at SpeechTEK, The Ubiquitous Voice DC Metro Meetup, RoboUniverse, and other conferences
  • Founder of the Ubiquitous Voice Society Toronto Meetup group
  • Developers can re-imagine their Alexa skill prototypes using expressive and emotion-laden text-to-speech capabilities

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