Built-in Intents - Amazon Lex

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Built-in Intents

For common actions, you can use the standard built-in intents library. To create an intent from a built-in intent, choose a built-intent in the console, and give it a new name. The new intent has the configuration of the base intent, such as the sample utterances.

In the current implementation, you can't do the following:

  • Add or remove sample utterances from the base intent

  • Configure slots for built-in intents

To add a built-in intent to a bot
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon Lex console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/lex/.

  2. Choose the bot to add the built-in intent to.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose the plus (+) next to Intents.

  4. For Add intent, choose Search existing intents.

  5. In the Search intents box, type the name of the built-in intent to add to your bot.

  6. For Copy built-in intent, give the intent a name, and then choose Add.

  7. Configure the intent as required for your bot.


For the English (US) (en-US) locale, Amazon Lex supports intents from the Alexa standard built-in intents. For a list of built-in intents, see Standard Built-in Intents in the Alexa Skills Kit.

Amazon Lex doesn't support the following intents: