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August 30, 2018

Glenn Cameron

When searching for an Alexa skill, one of the first things customers notice is the skill icon. Your icon is one of the first opportunities you have to make a great first impression on potential customers and it differentiates your skill from the tens of thousands of others in the Alexa Skills Store.

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August 30, 2018

Andrea Muttoni

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We just kicked off the Alexa Skills Challenge: Games. Before you dive into the coding, here are a couple of principles that hopefully will help you scope and refine your game ideas in the context of voice.

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August 29, 2018

Larry Hardesty

Amazon papers at Interspeech 2018 examine ways that interaction histories can improve customers' Alexa experiences, from "collaborative filtering" to infer customers' tastes to methods that use the immediate "context" of a customer's requests to increase the accuracy of speech understanding systems.

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August 29, 2018

Kristin Fritsche

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We’re thrilled to announce the Alexa Skills Challenge: Games with BeMyApp for developers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Austria. This is an opportunity for you to create entertaining, engaging, and educational game skills for Alexa and compete for cash prizes.

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August 28, 2018

Brian Crum

We’re excited to announce that contact and motion sensors can now be connected to Alexa, and that updates from sensors can now activate Alexa Routines, unlocking new customer scenarios in home automation, monitoring, and control.

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August 27, 2018

Arpit Gupta

Alexa AI machine-learning scientist Chetan Naik and speech scientist Arpit Gupta describe their Interspeech paper on "contextual slot carryover," a crucial element of Alexa's ability to conduct natural, multiround conversations.

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August 24, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

As with any form of technology, you can never have too much testing. Even just one week of beta testing with a few dozen customers will go a long way in giving you the feedback you need to add the polish that your skill deserves.

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August 24, 2018

Larry Hardesty

3 questions with Björn Hoffmeister, the senior manager for machine learning in the Alexa Automatic Speech Recognition group, about this year's Interspeech conference and research trends in the speech technology field.

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August 23, 2018

Bertrand Vacherot

There are 25 days left to the enter the Alexa Skills Challenge: Tech for Good. Follow these tips to build the best possible Alexa skills for good and enter the challenge.

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August 23, 2018

Harish Mallidi

At this year's Interspeech, Amazon scientists report a neural network that learns to distinguish speech that's directed at an Echo device from speech that isn't, to enable Alexa to temporarily dispense with wake word repetition.

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August 23, 2018

Billie Heath

Beano, the brand behind Britain’s longest-running children’s comic, prides itself on being “in the know” when it comes to kids. Check out their top tips for building skills that delight children and parents alike.

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August 22, 2018

Azi Farjad

We’re excited to announce a new video training series from A Cloud Guru on Alexa skill development. The free training series walks new developers and non-developers through how to build Alexa skills from start to finish.

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August 22, 2018

Kevin Crews

Today we announce an expansion of the Amazon Alexa Fellowship from 4 universities in 2017 to 18 universities in 2018, fueling the future of conversational AI research, education, and entrepreneurship. 

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August 21, 2018

Metty Fisseha

We are excited to announce the worldwide release of Alexa Settings API, which you can use to build skills that reference a customer’s preferred time zone and units of measure for distance and temperature.

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August 20, 2018

Amit Jotwani

We recently released version two of the Alexa Skills Kit SDK for Node.js. This deep dive will teach you how to leverage display directives to enhance your skill when invoked on devices with screens

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