Whenever she can, Milkana Brace steps onto a water taxi, breathes in the crisp air, and makes her way to her small family cabin on a tiny island in the San Juan Islands, a few hours outside of Seattle.
When she’s not recharging by the Salish Sea, she’s tackling some of the most complex challenges in technology: how to voice-enable the world around us.
Brace is the founder and CEO of Jargon and an Alexa Fund entrepreneur. She’s one of many women working to enhance the voice experience, building out Alexa’s skills, knowledge, and abilities.
First launched on the Echo in November 2014, there are now tens of millions of households interacting with Alexa and thousands of people working on Alexa at Amazon globally. There are more than 80,000 Alexa skills available, allowing customers to listen to music, control their smart home devices, set timers, ask for information, and more – all with their voice...