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October 17, 2019

Christos Christodoulopoulos

The open challenge for the Fact Extraction and Verification (FEVER) workshop at EMNLP involved devising adversarial examples that would stump fact verification systems trained on the FEVER data set.

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October 16, 2019

Justin Jeffress

We’re excited to introduce our new Alexa Skills course, "How to Design for In-Skill Purchasing". This free course outlines tips and best practices for designing a great monetized Alexa skill experience.

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October 11, 2019

Janet Slifka

Synthetic-data generators provided initial training data for natural-language-understanding models in Hindi, U.S. Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.

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October 07, 2019

Chisato Hiroki

Alexa Developerスキルアワード2019キッズ部門を受賞した『サカナノジカン』を開発した國川雅司氏、 南島康一氏、小川麟太郎氏は、6月9日に行われたスキルアワードハッカソンで出会い、結成されたチームです。スキルアワードを通した経験や、スキル開発の工夫などを伺いました。

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October 03, 2019

Satish Kumar

Brazilian Portuguese Amazon Alexa Voice Service

Starting October 8, we are expanding Alexa Voice Service capabilities by bringing the Portuguese language to customers across Brazil.

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October 01, 2019

Zaid Ahmed

Recorded in the lab during simulated dinner parties, a new data set should aid the development of systems for separating speech signals in reverberant rooms with multiple speakers.

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September 25, 2019

Ludo Goarin

Amazon Alexa Voice Service now supports US Spanish and Hindi

Alexa now supports voice interactions in Hindi in addition to other supported languages. Starting early October, we will support US Spanish and enable Multilingual Mode, which allows Alexa to switch between two languages.

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September 25, 2019

Arunjeet Singh

Today we are excited to announce that Alexa Presentation Language (APL) is generally available.

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September 24, 2019

Ben Grossman

Con mucho entusiasmo anunciamos que en las proximas semanas, las skills en Español con el modelo de lenguaje: Spanish (US) o Español para los Estados Unidos, pueden ser publicadas en la tienda de Skills con compras dentro de las skill (ISP) y Recompensas Para Desarolladores. 

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September 24, 2019

Ben Grossman

We’re excited to announce that you are now able to publish Spanish skills in the US and start making money with in-skill purchasing (ISP) and Alexa Developer Rewards.

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September 23, 2019

Adrian de Wynter

Theoretical analysis shows how to efficiently search a large space of possible neural architectures, to identify the one that offers optimal performance.

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September 23, 2019

Kristin Fritsche

Get Inspired: Explore Use Cases for Monetized Alexa Skills

With in-skill purchasing, you can build a business on Alexa and make money with your skills. The first step in creating a premium experience is to find a reasonable use case, that brings value to your customers. In this blog post, we have summarized some inspirational use cases for you.

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September 17, 2019

Dilek Hakkani-Tur

Data set includes more than 230,000 dialogue turns, most of which are annotated to indicate the sources of their factual assertions.

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September 16, 2019

Shuyang Gao

Treating a conversation as a text, and dialogue state tracking as answering questions about the text, enables an 11.75% improvement in accuracy over the best-performing prior system.

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