Author: Aariv Modi

Aariv Modi is a blogger, programmer, Alexa skill developer, and AI enthusiast. He is in 9th grade at Round Rock High School and has created several Alexa skills and mobile apps. Aariv was recognized as the Voice/AI Pioneer of the Year by Project Voice in 2021 for his contributions to the conversational artificial intelligence industry. He is also the youngest AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder and AWS Certified Machine Learning professional. Aariv has contributed much of his learning with the Alexa and voice community through his blog and social media channels such as LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter. During the COVID-19 lockdown, he taught hundreds of kids how to develop Alexa skills through webinars, camps, and posts on his website. He was the youngest presenter at several international voice and AI conferences, such as Project Voice 2020, VOICE Global 2020, and VOICE Summit 2020.

In 4th grade, we were writing opinion essays and I immediately thought of homework. Even though the homework wasn’t tough back then, it was still mind-numbing to do it. I was hoping that after reading my essay, my teacher would ban it in our class. That never happened, but I still think it was a good idea to speak out against the ruthless and evil homework that has all of humanity on its side. Except me.

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