Amazon Alexa at AWS re:Invent

Catch up on Alexa news and sessions from AWS re:Invent 2017, the largest gathering of the global Amazon developer community. Check out our keynotes to see what’s ahead in voice in get inspired. And watch our breakout sessions to learn to build engaging voice experiences using the Alexa Skills Kit, Alexa Voice Service, and Amazon Web Services.

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Keynote Speeches

Hear from Alexa leaders on the latest trends in voice as well as what’s ahead in 2018.

State of the Union

Voice experiences have transformed the way that customers interact with the world around them. Hear Alexa SVP Tom Taylor outline the state of the Alexa business, describe some early challenges, and share how we are approaching emerging trends.

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State of the Science

The way that humans interact with machines is at an inflection point, and conversational artificial intelligence (AI) is at the center of the transformation. Alexa VP and Head Scientist Rohit Prasad explains how Amazon is using machine learning and cloud computing to help fuel innovation in AI.

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Breakout Sessions

Watch the sessions below to learn to add voice to your vision. You can also find the slide decks for each session on SlideShare.

Building with Alexa Gadgets

Learn the technology behind Alexa Gadgets, a new category of connected products and developer tools that enable you to create your own Alexa-connected product or game skill that work with Echo Buttons.

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Smart Devices Everywhere

Get familiar with Alexa’s reach into smart devices integration, both inside and outside the home. Learn how your product can become part of the Alexa smart devices family.

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Building Alexa Skills for Businesses

Alexa for Business makes it possible for businesses to create Alexa skills designed specifically for employees or customers.

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Voice Plus Screen: How to Design Multi-Modal Devices with the Al

In this advanced session, learn how to build Alexa-enabled devices that combine voice and visual responses in a meaningful way for customers.

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It’s All in the Data: The Machine Learning Behind Alexa’s AI Systems

Alexa developers are able to use advanced natural language understanding capabilities like built-in slot and intent training, entity resolution, and dialog management.

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Applying Alexa's Natural Language To Your Challenges

Gain a complete picture of all the tools and techniques required to build complex, production-quality Alexa skills.

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The Science Behind the Alexa Prize

Scientists from the Alexa team explore and discuss some of the AI challenges behind the Alexa Prize.

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How Voice Is Moving Higher Education to a New Era

Learn how institutions are adopting Alexa on campus and in their curriculum to serve students.

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The Art and Science of Conversation Applied to Alexa Skills

Learn how to create engaging narrative and compelling, organic conversational interactions using the imprecise tools of speech recognition and intent resolution.

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How Capital One Rethought Multimodal Voice Experiences

Capital One shares lessons learned through customer feedback and new enhancements to the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) such as the skills beta testing tool and the Alexa skill builder.

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Natural Language Processing Plus Natural Language Generation

Your Alexa skill could become the voice of your company to customers. Learn how to make sure that it conveys rich information, delivered with your brand's personality.

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Alexa News & Announcements

Catch up on the news we shared at AWS re:Invent below. And check out the latest news on the Alexa Developer Blog.

New Ways to Earn Money with Your Skills

Our two new features, in-skill purchasing and Amazon Pay, are available in developer preview.

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Introducing Alexa for Business

You can now build skills that help organizations and employees use Alexa to get more done in less time.

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Build Skills for Australia, New Zealand

Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo are coming soon to Australia and New Zealand.

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