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March 21, 2019

June Lee

We want to thank everyone who participated in the Alexa Skills Challenge: Multimodal. It's been incredible to see you learning APL so quickly and with passion, and help each other during the process. After reviewing hundreds of submissions, we are excited to announce the 10 finalist skills.

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March 21, 2019

Haidee Griswold

Alexa Voice Service expands to Canadian French, with Sonos, Bose, Harman Kardon, Logitech, Jabra, and First Alert.

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March 21, 2019

Haidee Griswold

Alexa Voice Service ajoute le Français Canadien avec Sonos, Bose, Harman Kardon, Logitech, Jabra, et First Alert.

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March 21, 2019

June Lee

After reviewing hundreds of submissions, we are excited to share the 10 finalists of the Alexa Skills Challenge: Multimodal.

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March 21, 2019

Cami Williams

Get a recap of our live-streaming sessions from the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019.

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March 21, 2019

Rahul Gupta

To produce synthetic training data for a machine-learning application where real data is scarce, Alexa scientist Rahul Gupta uses generative adversarial learning, which pits two neural nets against each other -- one trying to generate convincing fakes, the other trying to discern fake from real.

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March 20, 2019

Andrea Muttoni

Here are five things developers should consider when building adventure games on Alexa, including voice game mechanics, Alexa's role in the gameplay, and how to plan for future voice game expansions.

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March 20, 2019

Minhua Wu

Using one neural network to label speech data, adding synthetic environmental noise to that data, and then using it to train a second neural network improves speech recognition, particularly under noisy conditions.

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March 19, 2019

Cami Williams

Get a recap of our GDC panel with games experts from Amazon, Earplay, and X2 Games. We discussed the future of voice games and best practices for building voice-first gaming experiences.

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March 19, 2019

Jennifer King

After working in the games industry for years, Jeferson Valadares and Chris Barnes were quick to recognize voice technology as the next major shift—and opportunity—in the world of gaming.

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March 14, 2019

Suhem Parack

Learn how to use the SessionEndedRequest log to identify issues with your Alexa skill and correct any errors to improve the experience.

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March 14, 2019

Rafael Miranda

Damit du den Zertifizierungsprozess problemlos durchlaufen kannst, erklären wir in diesem Blogartikel den Zweck, die Anforderungen und die häufigsten Probleme.

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March 13, 2019

Leo Ohannesian

You can now detect when your skill is being used from an Alexa Auto vehicle or device and adapt your experience to be contextual.

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March 13, 2019

Vinay Athma

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Use Product Access Control in the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Developer Portal to manage which AVS products the users in your account can access.

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March 13, 2019

Franklin Lobb

Get an overview of our new premium facts sample skill for step-by-step guidance on how to build a monetized fact skill from scratch. This sample skill offers code samples in both Node.js and Python.

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