Posted On: Sep 7, 2017

You can now export your Amazon Lex chatbot schema into the Alexa Skills Kit to simplify the process of creating an Alexa skill. 

Amazon Lex now provides the ability to export your Amazon Lex chatbot definition as a JSON file that can be added to the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK). Once you add the bot schema file into ASK, you can build an Alexa Skill with it, for use on the Amazon Echo, Amazon Dot, Amazon Look, Amazon Tap, Amazon Echo Show and 3rd party Alexa enabled devices. The JSON configuration file contains the structure of your Amazon Lex chatbot, including the intent schema with utterances, slots, prompts and slot-types. The export functionality simplifies the process of creating an Alexa skill from an Amazon Lex chatbot.  

For step-by-step instructions on exporting your chatbot from Amazon Lex to simplify skill creation through the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), visit the Amazon Lex documentation and FAQs page for more details. For more information about creating an Alexa skill, see the Alexa Skill Kit.