Alexa Blogs

Alexa Blogs

Want the latest?

alexa topics

Recent Posts

Archive

Showing posts tagged with Alexa

October 04, 2018

Jedidiah Esposito

We're so excited for the possibility of voice, that we've launched a new and free self-paced course called Designing for Conversation to help you get started building natural interactions.

[Read More]

October 04, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

Today we are excited to announce skill connections (preview) for all current Alexa locales. You can use skill connections (preview) to do more for your customers – including printing and scheduling taxis and restaurants – using functionality provided by other skills.

[Read More]

October 04, 2018

Masaki Asami

私たちは本日、スキル間の連携をサポートする、「Skill Connections」の開発者プレビューを、Alexaがサポートする全ての国・地域を対象に開始することを発表しました。Skill Connectionsを有効にすることで、他のスキルが提供する機能が使えるようになり、単体では実現できなかった一貫したサービスをカスタマーに提供できるようになります。

[Read More]

October 04, 2018

Jun Yang

Using an Echo's microphone array to perform sound-source localization could provide Alexa with useful information about a customer's physical context and enable the use of claps, taps, or snaps as control signals.

[Read More]

October 04, 2018

Rachel Bennett

HiSilicon Set-Top Box Push-to-Talk Development Kit

The HiSilicon STB Push-to-Talk Development Kit for Amazon AVS enables STB device makers and TV operators to create new device designs with Alexa built-in and retrofit deployed STBs to support Alexa.

[Read More]

October 03, 2018

Sohan Maheshwar

We recently shared a post about how to get started with the new quick-start templates. In addition to helping you build a fact, quiz game, or high-low game skill quickly, you can use the templates to test and hone your voice user interface (VUI).

[Read More]

October 02, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

You can use now use seven new built-in slots in all Alexa locales to save time in your development and improve the experience for your customers.

[Read More]

October 02, 2018

Sohan Maheshwar

If you're new to skill building, quick-start templates are a great way to learn how a skill works as you build your first voice experience.

[Read More]

October 02, 2018

Chieh-Chi Kao

Alexa scientists describe two different approaches to the problem of audio event detection, the research topic that led to the new Alexa Guard home security feature. 

[Read More]

October 01, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

Today we are excited to announce additions to the ASK Skill Management API (SMAPI) and the ASK Command Line Interface (CLI) that provide programmatic access to the full set of skill beta testing functions available in the ASK developer console.

[Read More]

September 29, 2018

Toshimi Hatanaka

Alexaスキルアワード2018のファイナルステージ(決勝審査会)が9月29日、東京・目黒のアマゾンジャパン本社で開かれました。Alexaスキルアワードは、日本で初めてのAlexaスキルコンテストで、6月13日から8月27日の応募期間に365もの作品をご応募いただきました。受賞者として選ばれた方々のスキルをご紹介します。

[Read More]

September 28, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

When adding consumables to my Alexa skill, I learned a few lessons about persistence, user experience, and certification that could be useful to any skill builder looking to do the same. These learnings should definitely save you some time when you build your first skill with consumables.

[Read More]

September 28, 2018

Vishal Naik

Last week, Amazon announced a redesigned Echo Show and the Alexa Presentation Language, which lets third-party developers build “multimodal” skills that coordinate voice and graphics. VIshal Naik explains the science behind a multimodal system that uses on-screen data to disambiguate voice requests.

[Read More]

September 27, 2018

Paul Bernard

Today, we’re excited to announce investments in three early-stage companies building Alexa-powered experiences and extending the future of conversational AI.

[Read More]

September 27, 2018

German Viscuso

La gran mayoría de las skills enviadas para publicación son rechazadas por errores sencillos que se pueden solucionar fácilmente. Compartiremos contigo algunos consejos y recursos para evitarlos y acelerar tu certificación.

[Read More]

Want the latest?

alexa topics

Recent Posts

Archive