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August 29, 2017

Ashwin Ram

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We’ve hit another milestone in the Alexa Prize, a $2.5 million university competition to advance conversational AI.

 

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August 29, 2017

Gagan Luthra

We’re excited to announce two new developer tools that bring enhanced music experiences to wireless and connected speakers. Devices makers can leverage these toolkits to offer customers rich voice-forward music experiences.

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August 23, 2017

Aaron Tang

Since we introduced Echo Show, developers have been optimizing their Alexa skills to create experiences that deliver new ways for customers to interact across voice and graphical user interfaces. Follow our tips to avoid common certification issues on Alexa skills intended for Echo Show.

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August 17, 2017

Satish Iyer

Introducing the AVS Device SDK, an easy-to-use SDK that provides C++-based libraries to add intelligent voice-control to connected products by including components to process audio inputs and triggers, establish persistent connections with AVS, and handle all Alexa-driven interactions.

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August 16, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

Developers can earn money for the most engaging Alexa skills across more skill categories. Each month, developers of eligible skills with the highest customer engagement in the US, UK, and Germany are paid by Amazon. 

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August 16, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Amazon Alexa is breaking out of the home. With the Alexa app on the HTC U11, you can bring the same voice control features you love at home on the road. By simply saying, “Alexa, turn on my air conditioning,” your home will be nice and cool by the time you get home from work this summer. 

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August 16, 2017

Ted Karczewski

The Eufy Genie, a new far-field Alexa-enabled smart home device from Anker, hopes to be the key for customers who want to add hands-free voice control and cloud-based intelligence to every room in their home, connecting their favorite devices and services.

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August 15, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

With the release of the Echo Show, you can complement your voice user experiences with visuals. In this post, we’ll cover scenarios where you want to offer a list of options on Echo Show using one of the list templates.

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August 14, 2017

Martha Kang

Nestlés' GoodNes skill is accompanied by a unique GoodNes visual guide, which connects to consumers’ web browser on their computer or tablet to offer what Nestlé calls a “visual voice browsing” experience.

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August 10, 2017

Marion Desmazieres

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Today, we’re excited to announce we’re teaming up with Galvanize to train Alexa developers across the US in 2017. Galvanize will bring Alexa skills workshops to seven locations starting in August.

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August 04, 2017

Satish Iyer

In this blog, we take a closer look at the API that brings Display Cards for AVS, a new capability that allows your Alexa-enabled product to show visuals to complement Alexa voice responses. We will also walk through the design considerations and resources to help you with multi-modal voice designs.

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August 02, 2017

Martha Kang

The Royal Opera House skill for Alexa delivers performance information whenever customers ask. Customers can simply say, “Alexa, ask the Royal Opera House what’s on this weekend,” and Alexa responds with the information customers need to plan ahead for shows.

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July 26, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Today we introduce the Smart Life Roadshow, a traveling smart home that showcases the latest advances in intelligent voice technology. The roadshow features a 30-foot trailer outfitted with products integrated with the Alexa Voice Service, Intel supporting technology, and much more.

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July 25, 2017

Scott Dart

One of the top drivers of negative feedback on skills is account linking. This is not surprising since it is one of the more complex features to implement. We have attempted to distill the feedback into a set of best practices.

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July 21, 2017

Martha Kang

The opportunity lies not in the individual devices but in creating seamless experiences for homeowners, says Bethesda Systems President Jon Stovall.

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