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September 05, 2019

Gagan Luthra

Amazon Alexa at IFA 2019

If you are at IFA in Berlin, we encourage you to stop by the Amazon Alexa exhibit (Stand 201 in Hall 26) where we will showcase new products and solutions for developers.

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September 05, 2019

Pranav Ladkat

By combining two state-of-the-art techniques for parallelizing machine learning — one that prioritizes accuracy, one that prioritizes efficiency — Alexa researchers improve on both.

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September 04, 2019

Arianne Walker

Alexa Auto and Elektorbit

As voice interfaces become mainstream entertainment and productivity tools, they will help facilitate the interaction between vehicle and driver from manual to autonomous experiences.

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September 04, 2019

Dilek Hakkani-Tur

Universal dialogue-act tagging scheme, hybrid slot-tracking system promise to improve dialogue state tracking.

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August 30, 2019

Leo Ohannesian

We’re excited to announce the open source release of the ASK CLI in beta on GitHub, now with support for deploying your skill code to AWS using CloudFormation.

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August 30, 2019

Leo Ohannesian

SMAPI and CLI error responses are now more detailed and more actionable for failed operations performed in skill development.

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August 30, 2019

Leo Ohannesian

Newly added support for Express.js in the Node.js SDK and Jinja support in the Python SDK now make it easier to build and integrate skills. 

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August 29, 2019

June Lee

Earlier this month, voicebot.ai announced their Top 44 Leaders in Voice 2019. Join us in congratulating all the leaders in voice. Thanks to their innovation, dedication, and hard work, voice continues to grow as a leading technology in the world of user interfaces.

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August 29, 2019

Anirudh Raju

Techniques include weighting training samples from out-of-domain data sets and noise contrastive estimation, which turns the calculation of massive probability distributions into simple binary decisions.

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August 29, 2019

Kristin Fritsche

Daniel Mittendorfs Voice-First Start-Up nutzt In-Skill-Purchasing

Mit dem neu verfügbaren Feature In-Skill Purchasing (ISP) erweitert Daniel Mittendorf jetzt seine deutschsprachigen Skills um Premium-Inhalte und teilt seine Erfahrungen mit der Community.

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August 28, 2019

Sattwik Pati

If you’re hosting your Alexa skill on AWS Lambda, debugging can be time-consuming and require log parsing. In this blog post, we’ll demonstrate how you can speed up your development process by setting up a local debugging workflow with our provided scripts and other proxy solutions.

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August 27, 2019

Mohit Mittal

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Now you can use app-to-app account linking and the Alexa Skill Activation API to let customers link their Alexa account and enable your skill from within your mobile application.

 

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August 26, 2019

June Lee

When Amazon announced the Alexa Skills Challenge: Multimodal, Cameron Sheedy saw an opportunity to develop a rich multimodal user experience he could be really proud of. Read the story in this blog post.

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August 22, 2019

Jaime Lorenzo Trueba

Two Interspeech papers report a system that transfers prosody — inflection and rhythm — from a recorded speaker to a synthesized voice and a neural vocoder that works with any speaker.

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