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June 02, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

In order to enable conversational, freeform voice-first interactions, it's important to present all available options at the top level. Learn how to design your voice user interface in a way that reduces cognitive load on your customers.

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June 01, 2018

Memo Doring

Today, we are thrilled to announce the Amazon Alexa Twitch channel for Alexa skill builders. Every week the Alexa team streams unique content on Twitch to share voice design best practices, build skills from start to finish, and interact with the skill-building community.

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June 01, 2018

Lambert Mathias

At a computational linguistics conference that begins this weekend, Amazon scientists will present a new, more sophisticated semantic-representation language. Data annotated in the language should enable Alexa skills to handle more sophisticated conversational interactions. 

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May 31, 2018

Amit Jotwani

We recently released version two of the ASK SDK for Node.js, which introduced a fresh approach to handling requests and responses. Here we show you the ins and outs of the new SDK by providing a step-by-step code overview of the new request handling features.

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May 30, 2018

Shiraz Datta

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You can make your US English skills more discoverable when customers do not use your invocation name by adding support for the CanFulfillIntentRequest (beta) interface.

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May 30, 2018

Andrea Muttoni

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We are delighted to announce that kid skills published in the UK and Germany are now eligible to earn Alexa Developer Rewards. Earlier this month, we announced that Alexa supports kid skills in the UK and Germany.

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May 29, 2018

Akersh Srivastava

Learn how you can improve the underlying responsiveness of an HTTP request from an Alexa skill by speeding up how content is fetched from APIs.

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May 29, 2018

Penny Karanasou

In a paper that will be presented next week at a North American computational linguistics conference, Amazon scientists propose an approach for quickly bootstrapping machine-learning models in new languages, with the goal of bringing Alexa to new customers around the world more quickly.

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May 24, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Today, we’re excited to announce a new advanced training series on using dialog management to make your skills more engaging and conversational. Take this new course for free with Codecademy.

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May 24, 2018

Angeliki Metallinou

At a forthcoming Computational Linguistics Conference, Amazon scientists will present how they use transfer- and deep-learning techniques to help them scale Alexa's natural-language-understanding capabilities faster, with less data.

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May 23, 2018

Motoko Onitsuka

本日より、日本でも子ども向けAlexaスキルを開発いただくことができます。ゲームや教育関連など、子どもが楽しく使えるような音声体験をぜひ開発してみてください。

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May 23, 2018

Yuka Gray

このたび日本でも、子ども向けスキルを申請いただけるようになりました。これらは他のスキル同様、審査を通過する必要があり、Alexaの使えるデバイスで有効にするためには、保護者の同意が必要となります。今回は子ども向けスキルの認定申請の際に注意していただきたいポイントをお伝えします。

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May 23, 2018

Ted Karczewski

You have asked for more guidance on how to promote and increase the visibility of your Alexa-enabled product on Amazon.com. Inside we provide an overview of self-service solutions, their benefits, and how to quickly get started.

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May 22, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Here we dive deeper into session attributes so you can use them more effectively to improve the voice experience for your customers.

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May 21, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

When we build our intents and sample utterances, we often think about the ways that someone would ask for those intents. Follow these tips to ensure Alexa can respond to the many ways a customer might interact with your skill.

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