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September 05, 2018

Toshimi Hatanaka

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このたびAlexaで2種類の日本語音声を含む、Alexaがサポートするすべての国・地域で合計27種類ものAmazon Pollyの音声が使えるようになりました。Amazon Pollyを使うと、スキルのエクスペリエンスが向上し、ユーザーのエンゲージメントもさらに上がることが期待されます。

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September 05, 2018

Kaiyin Hu

When you add in-skill purchasing (ISP) to your skill, it’s important to test your products to reduce friction in the certification process. To help you prepare your ISP for testing and certification, check out these 10 test cases.

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September 04, 2018

Jedidiah Esposito

With voice, it doesn't matter whether you've built mobile apps or have never written a line of code. Anyone can start building for voice today. To help you get started, here's an overview of the skill-building process and the five steps you can follow to design, build, and publish an Alexa skill.

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September 04, 2018

Noemie Cornu

We’re thrilled to announce the Alexa Skills Challenge with BeMyApp for developers in France. This is an opportunity for you to create entertaining, engaging, and educational skills for Alexa.

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September 04, 2018

Young-Bum Kim

Classifying "domains", or topics of conversation, is so central to natural-language understanding that some systems have modules that just look for out-of-domain utterances. Amazon researchers show that training out-of-domain classifiers together with domain recognizers improves their performance.

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September 01, 2018

Ted Karczewski

At IFA 2018 in Berlin, we saw even more global device makers building with Alexa technology, enabling hands-free voice control for smart home appliances, PCs, headphones, soundbars, and more.

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August 31, 2018

Viktor Rozgic

At Interspeech 2018, Amazon scientists report a new system that learns to distinguish sounds produced by media players, such as TVs and radios, from sounds of ordinary household activity, to reduce false positives from Alexa's speech recognizers still further.

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August 30, 2018

Rachel Bennett

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Introducing eight new System Integrators and ODM Solutions for device makers looking to create devices with Alexa built-in.

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August 30, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

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You can use new Quick Start Templates in the ASK Developer Console to accelerate skill development for popular skill samples.

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August 30, 2018

Dilek Hakkani-Tur

As someone whose academic and professional research has focused on making it easier for humans to engage with machines, I am excited about this opportunity to announce our 2018 Alexa Prize finalists.

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August 30, 2018

Glenn Cameron

When searching for an Alexa skill, one of the first things customers notice is the skill icon. Your icon is one of the first opportunities you have to make a great first impression on potential customers and it differentiates your skill from the tens of thousands of others in the Alexa Skills Store.

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August 30, 2018

Andrea Muttoni

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We just kicked off the Alexa Skills Challenge: Games. Before you dive into the coding, here are a couple of principles that hopefully will help you scope and refine your game ideas in the context of voice.

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August 29, 2018

Dylan Miller

Introducing the InteractionModel interface of the Alexa Voice Service, which enables device makers to support the Alexa Routines feature in their products with Alexa built-in.

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August 29, 2018

Larry Hardesty

Amazon papers at Interspeech 2018 examine ways that interaction histories can improve customers' Alexa experiences, from "collaborative filtering" to infer customers' tastes to methods that use the immediate "context" of a customer's requests to increase the accuracy of speech understanding systems.

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August 29, 2018

Kristin Fritsche

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We’re thrilled to announce the Alexa Skills Challenge: Games with BeMyApp for developers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Austria. This is an opportunity for you to create entertaining, engaging, and educational game skills for Alexa and compete for cash prizes.

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