Posted On: Jul 14, 2021

Amazon Lex is a service for building natural language conversational interfaces using voice and text into your application. Earlier this year, we launched an enhanced V2 management console and APIs. The V2 API makes it easier for bot developers to add new languages to a bot and also deliver natural conversational experiences such as wait and continue (“Can you wait while I get my credit card?”). Today, we introduce tooling to automate migration of bots from Lex V1 Console to the Lex V2 Console. The migration tool uses existing intents and slot types to create corresponding resources in the Lex V2 Console.

The tooling simplifies the migration process so you can expedite building virtual agents, conversational IVR system, self-service chatbots, or informational bots. You can use the migration tooling in the Lex V1 console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), or via SDK. Please note that your original bot built with V1 API is not modified as part of the migration. To learn more, visit the Amazon Lex documentation.