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August 14, 2019

Takuya Goshima

みなさまが開発されたAlexaスキルはスキルストアへの公開に当たり、Alexa審査チームが規定された要件をもとに認定審査をさせていただき、 スキルがよいユーザー体験をお届けできるよう必要に応じてフィードバックをさせていただいています。このブログではスキルを申請いただいた際に、特に改善の指摘を受けている項目について紹介します。今回は「スキル内課金」についてです。

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August 14, 2019

Leo Ohannesian

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What's new in the Alexa Skills Kit for July 2019? Read our release roundup blog to find out.

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August 14, 2019

Emma Martensson

Voice Agency 'Say It Now' CEO Discusses Reaping Big Rewards from the Voice Industry

Charlie Cadbury, CEO of Say It Now, has adapted alongside technology since 1999 when he sold his first website. Today, Say It Now is a group of enterprise natural language processing (NLP) experts building out conversational strategies and products alongside Fortune 500 companies.

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August 13, 2019

Rebecca Evanhoe

Great Alexa skills depend on written prompts. This post covers five benchmarks your Alexa skill’s dialog should meet, and specific techniques for how you can get there.

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August 13, 2019

Chieh-Chi Kao

Two new papers explore techniques for increasing the computational efficiency and reducing the memory footprints of neural networks that process audio data.

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August 09, 2019

Pan Wangperawong

In this tutorial, we will go over how to integrate the Reminders API into your skill to actively extend its utility without requiring customers to launch your skill.

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August 08, 2019

Mengwen Liu

Pooling the training data for related skills, and using it to train the skills simultaneously, improves performance for all of them.

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August 07, 2019

Chetan Naik

Different Alexa services use different names for the same types of data, which makes it hard to track references across dialogues. By learning correlations between data types, a machine learning model can make better decisions about which references to track from one round of dialogue to the next.

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August 06, 2019

Paul Cutsinger

どの分野においても、自分の専門的な知識や経験を認めてもらって差別化を図るには、認定資格が効果的です。音声の分野も例外ではありません。本日、AWS認定 「Alexaスキルビルダー – 専門知識」の日本語版が公開されました。

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August 06, 2019

Kristin Fritsche

Mit Voice Games und In-Skill-Purchasing zum Erfolg: Tipps vom Entwickler-Startup Krögoor

Mit dem neu verfügbaren Feature In-Skill Purchasing (ISP) erweitert das Entwicklerteam von Krögoor jetzt auch ihre deutschsprachigen Skills um Premium-Inhalte. Im Blogartikel teilen sie Ihre Erfahrungen mit der Community.

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August 05, 2019

James Ang

Alexa Skills Blueprints in ANZ

We are excited to announce that now anyone can create and publish an Alexa skill on the Australian Alexa Skills Store using Alexa Skill Blueprints for customers in Australia and New Zealand to discover and use.

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August 01, 2019

Matthew Cadman

During the last three months, more than 75 agencies and tool providers in 12 countries competed across the globe in the Alexa Cup. The challenge offered an opportunity to push the boundaries of what is possible with voice. We are excited to announce the winners.

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July 31, 2019

Douglas De Araujo

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In April, we announced new helpers in the Alexa Skills Kit SDK for Python that allow you to locally run, test, and debug your Alexa skill faster. This tutorial shows you how to set up a local Flask Server with a local DynamoDB instance for persistent storage and connect a debugger.

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July 31, 2019

Abdalghani Abujabal

Most question-answering systems rely on either text search or knowledge graphs. A hybrid approach, which knits together data from multiple textual sources to produce an ad hoc knowledge graph, yields better results on complex questions.

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July 29, 2019

Arianne Walker

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In the Smart Garage, attendees could get a look at the Rivian truck and the Cybic E-bike before they are available to the public, as well as three aftermarket devices from Anker Roav, Nextbase, and iOttie.

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