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May 21, 2019

Paul Bernard

Today, we are excited to announce two more investments in education companies exploring integrations with Alexa – Unruly Studios and Zoobean.

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May 20, 2019

Cami Williams

We recently spoke with Tim McElreath, director of technology for mobile and emerging platforms at Discovery, to learn how Discovery is leveraging voice, explore his team’s process for building multimodal skills, and dive deep into their Food Network Alexa skill.

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May 17, 2019

Justin Jeffress

We’re excited to introduce our new self-paced skill-building course called Cake Walk: Build an Engaging Alexa Skill. This free course offers step-by-step guidance on how to build a high-quality Alexa skill from start to finish. Learn about the course and dive in.

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May 17, 2019

Andrea Muttoni

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Today, developers and businesses can leverage Alexa to reach customers across over 100 million Alexa-enabled devices, engage with customers, and sell products and services using in-skill purchasing (ISP) and Amazon Pay for Alexa Skills.

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May 16, 2019

Arianne Walker

Amazon Alexa’s in-vehicle voice-first experience is a finalist for the Best Auto Mobility Product/Service TU-Automotive Award.

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May 16, 2019

Alison Atwell

In much the same way the layout, color, and animations on a screen can impact usability, wording can signal subtle meaning to users. Learn how to write skill dialog that's focused, natural, and simple.

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May 16, 2019

Ming Sun

Text normalization is the process of converting particular words of a sentence into a standard format so that software can handle them. Breaking inputs into component parts and factoring in syntactic information reduces the error rate of a neural text normalization system by 98%.

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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

Amazon Alexa Auto

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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