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October 18, 2019

Alison Atwell

Welcome to Part 3 in our series on designing skills with in-skill purchasing (ISP)! Today we’ll discuss how to write effective upsells and communicate a compelling value proposition to customers.

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October 18, 2019

Paul Cutsinger

I recently sat down with Adam Savage and he shared his recommendation on how to approach the Alexa skill development process to successfully deliver a meaningful experience for customers.

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October 17, 2019

Akersh Srivastava

We’re excited to invite you to join the Alexa team at AWS re:Invent 2019, December 2-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the global cloud computing community.

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October 17, 2019

Christos Christodoulopoulos

The open challenge for the Fact Extraction and Verification (FEVER) workshop at EMNLP involved devising adversarial examples that would stump fact verification systems trained on the FEVER data set.

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October 16, 2019

Justin Jeffress

We’re excited to introduce our new Alexa Skills course, "How to Design for In-Skill Purchasing". This free course outlines tips and best practices for designing a great monetized Alexa skill experience.

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October 15, 2019

June Lee

Hear from Alexa Champion Steven Arkonovich about how he used sonic branding and “earcons” to help his skill, Big Sky, stand out.

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October 11, 2019

Janet Slifka

Synthetic-data generators provided initial training data for natural-language-understanding models in Hindi, U.S. Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.

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October 10, 2019

Leo Ohannesian

In this roundup video we share details about the new things released for skill developers last month, including the Web API for Games (Preview), Alexa-hosted Skills Python Support, the NLU Evalution tool, and all of the announcements from our September Event.

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October 09, 2019

Stef Sharp

Here are some tips and tricks for using Skill Flow Builder (SFB), a tool for visually designing and building story-based game skills which makes it easier for content creators to create skills without needing a large development team.

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October 09, 2019

Leo Ohannesian

We’re excited to announce the General Availability of Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Evaluation Tool and Utterance Conflict Detection. We are also excited to announce the Get Metrics API, now in Beta. 

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October 08, 2019

Alison Atwell

Welcome to Part 2 in our series on designing skills with in-skill purchasing (ISP)! Today we’ll discuss how to surface upsells effectively in your skill to drive conversions and build customer trust.

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October 07, 2019

Chisato Hiroki

Alexa Developerスキルアワード2019キッズ部門を受賞した『サカナノジカン』を開発した國川雅司氏、 南島康一氏、小川麟太郎氏は、6月9日に行われたスキルアワードハッカソンで出会い、結成されたチームです。スキルアワードを通した経験や、スキル開発の工夫などを伺いました。

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October 03, 2019

Leo Ohannesian

Today, we are excited to announce that users can invoke custom skills from Alexa routines.

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October 03, 2019

Satish Kumar

Brazilian Portuguese Amazon Alexa Voice Service

Starting October 8, we are expanding Alexa Voice Service capabilities by bringing the Portuguese language to customers across Brazil.

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October 01, 2019

Zaid Ahmed

Recorded in the lab during simulated dinner parties, a new data set should aid the development of systems for separating speech signals in reverberant rooms with multiple speakers.

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