In order to use your device (smart TV, Roku, Echo, streaming device, etc.) on Bucknell’s IoT network, you must first register the device’s MAC address. A MAC address is a hardware identification number that uniquely identifies each device on a network. Note: many devices have both a wired and wireless MAC address – you’ll want to identify […]
Google Home is not currently 100% compatible with enterprise-grade wireless networks like those deployed here on campus. L&IT will continue to monitor and test the Google platform for developments. For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or email@example.com. Keywords: Alexa, Amazon, Echo, iot, pilot
L&IT resources are limited and are spread across many competing initiatives. As we better understand demand for these services, their demonstrated value to students, faculty, and staff, and explore innovative ways to share the development burden with others we’ll have a better view of the pace of deployment moving forward. For additional information or assistance, […]
Part of this pilot is to obtain input on that from you! Please use the ‘feedback and suggestions’ form to provide your feedback and input. Note that discrete data must exist within the context of myBucknell in order for any of the intelligent personal assistant devices to ‘mine’ the answer to questions posed. That is, […]
Currently, only Amazon Echo/Alexa is supported on myBucknell. L&IT will continue to investigate similar capabilities on other platforms. We welcome your feedback on the various platforms you use and their importance to you. Please use the ‘feedback and suggestions’ form to share your thoughts. For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at […]
None of these initial pilot actions access sensitive or confidential data. If and when we decide to implement actions that would cross the line to sensitive or confidential data – like, “Alexa, ask myBucknell what was my grade was last semester in Econ 101?” – each platform has mechanisms to authenticate and link specific user […]
How can I contribute to Bucknell’s development in support of intelligent personal assistants, like Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple Siri?
We’d love to hear from you to begin that discussion. We’re hoping to identify creative ways to collaborate with students, faculty, and staff – both inside and outside the classroom – on future development in this space. Please use the ‘feedback and suggestions’ form to provide your feedback and input. For additional information or assistance, […]
Why did Bucknell choose to implement a voice assistant first with Amazon’s product instead of one of the other products on the market?
Does Bucknell have a pro-Amazon bias? No. We’re using the Amazon Echo for this pilot because they are fully compatible with the current Bucknell wireless network infrastructure. We did not want to demonstrate something that you couldn’t implement in your dorm room today if you wished. Please note that L&IT has not yet tested Amazon […]
You can use your own personal devices to access these pilot actions now: Via Amazon Echo: Both regular and Dot versions are compatible with the Bucknell network. Connect them to the “bucknell_iot” wireless network. Via smartphone: Install the Amazon Alexa app on your Android or iOS device from the respective app store. Just enable the […]
There are currently four (4) actions available as a pilot: Ask about Dining Services menus: “Alexa, ask myBucknell what’s on the menu today?” “Alexa, ask myBucknell what’s for dinner?” “Alexa, ask myBucknell what will be served at the Bertrand Library Cafe tomorrow?” Ask about upcoming athletic events: “Alexa, ask myBucknell what athletic events are scheduled […]