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May 14, 2019

Cami Williams

Get a recap of all the gaming sessions shared during Alexa Live and get inspired to build engaging voice-first games.

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May 13, 2019

Arianne Walker

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Members of Gen Y are particularly interested in voice technology in the vehicle. Learn more about what future generations of car owners expect from voice technology in their vehicles.

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May 13, 2019

Judith Gaspers

Cross-lingual transfer learning improves performance of named-entity recognizer by up to 7.4% versus a system trained from scratch in the new language.

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May 10, 2019

Carlos Ordonez

Este tutorial muestra como agregar soporte para Español de los Estados Unidos de América "Spanish (US)" a tus skills existentes. Adicionalmente, te muestra como usar el ASK (Alexa Skills Kit) para que Alexa responda en función a el modelo de lenguaje.

 

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May 09, 2019

Anna Van Brookhoven

We're excited to announce the publication of the new Alexa Design Guide for skill builders. Learn about the new guide and how you can apply situational design to your Alexa skills.

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May 07, 2019

Anna Khabibullina

Low latency is a key contributor to customer satisfaction with smart home camera skills. This blog describes 10 tips to help you optimize the AWS Lambda function and related services for your smart home camera skill.

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May 07, 2019

Jennifer King

With hundreds of thousands of monthly users, customers say Question of the Day is a skill that they “take the time to play every single day.” Learn how developer Joel Wilson is taking his voice game to the next level with in-skill purchasing.

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May 06, 2019

Leo Ohannesian

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

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May 06, 2019

Tom George

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We are excited to announce that now anyone can create and publish an Alexa skill on the India Alexa Skills Store, using the Alexa Skill Blueprints. Skill Blueprints enable you to create and share customized Alexa skills simply by filling in the blanks to one of the dozens of easy-to-use templates. Now, anyone, even with no coding skills, can publish skills created using Alexa Skill Blueprints to the Alexa Skills Store in US and India for customers to discover, use, and review.

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May 04, 2019

Kristin Fritsche

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Alexa Champion Ralf Eggert spricht in diesem Blogartikel über die Vorteile eines multimodalen Skills und gibt Tipps, wie man am besten mit der APL-Skill-Entwicklung startet.

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May 03, 2019

Young-Bum Kim

In the past year, we’ve introduced name-free skill interaction for Alexa, which allows customers to invoke skills without mentioning them by name. Y. B. Kim explains how we add new skills to the skill selection model without causing "catastrophic forgetting."

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May 02, 2019

Rahul Goel

Transfer learning, copy mechanism improve performance of "semantic parser".

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May 02, 2019

Jennifer King

Today, we congratulate those Alexa developers whose skills won them a coveted Webby award and recognition from their peers and the industry.

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May 01, 2019

Metty Fisseha

We are excited to announce that we are expanding in-skill purchasing (ISP) capabilities internationally, starting with the UK, Germany, and Japan.

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April 30, 2019

Bernardo Bezerra

One certification requirement for monetized skills is the ability to keep track of your customers' inventory of consumable in-skill products. Learn how to manage product inventory in monetized skills.

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