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September 16, 2019

Kristin Fritsche

tado°: „Per Sprache ist die Smart Home-Steuerung ein Kinderspiel“

Heizung und Klimaanlage werden mit Informationen aus dem Internet immer smarter. In diesem Blogartikel erzählen die Entwickler der Firma tado°, wie sie mit Hilfe ihres Alexa Skills eine komfortable Smart Home-Steuerung für ihre Kunden anbieten.

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September 11, 2019

Toshimi Hatanaka

何度でも使いたくなるような魅力あふれるAlexaスキル開発の場をご提供することを目的に開催されたAlexa Developer スキルアワード2019の受賞者を発表いたします。日本での開発者向けコンテストとして2回目の今回は、応募作品がスキルストアに公開されていることが条件となり、昨年と比べて応募のハードルが上がりましたが、5月9日~8月25日の応募期間内に100件を超えるご応募をいただきました。スキルを開発いただいた全ての開発者の皆様に、心から感謝いたします。

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September 10, 2019

Adam Foster

Alexa auto sdk 2.0

Today, Amazon announced version 2.0 of the Alexa Auto SDK, which now includes a full-suite of offline, in addition to online, functionality for accessing Alexa in the car, including: music and radio, search and navigation, calling and messaging, and car control.

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September 10, 2019

Lucun Cai

When a developer wants to link the Alexa back end to an external back end that requires authentication, account linking provides a secure way to do that. However, some skill types require the user to mutually link accounts so that skills can send proactive updates to the Alexa back end. Learn how.

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September 10, 2019

Larry Hardesty

Research spans the five core areas of Alexa functionality, as well as more-general questions in machine learning.

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September 05, 2019

Gagan Luthra

Amazon Alexa at IFA 2019

If you are at IFA in Berlin, we encourage you to stop by the Amazon Alexa exhibit (Stand 201 in Hall 26) where we will showcase new products and solutions for developers.

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September 05, 2019

Pranav Ladkat

By combining two state-of-the-art techniques for parallelizing machine learning — one that prioritizes accuracy, one that prioritizes efficiency — Alexa researchers improve on both.

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September 04, 2019

Arianne Walker

Alexa Auto and Elektorbit

As voice interfaces become mainstream entertainment and productivity tools, they will help facilitate the interaction between vehicle and driver from manual to autonomous experiences.

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September 04, 2019

Dilek Hakkani-Tur

Universal dialogue-act tagging scheme, hybrid slot-tracking system promise to improve dialogue state tracking.

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August 30, 2019

Leo Ohannesian

SMAPI and CLI error responses are now more detailed and more actionable for failed operations performed in skill development.

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August 30, 2019

Leo Ohannesian

Newly added support for Express.js in the Node.js SDK and Jinja support in the Python SDK now make it easier to build and integrate skills. 

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August 29, 2019

June Lee

Earlier this month, voicebot.ai announced their Top 44 Leaders in Voice 2019. Join us in congratulating all the leaders in voice. Thanks to their innovation, dedication, and hard work, voice continues to grow as a leading technology in the world of user interfaces.

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August 29, 2019

Anirudh Raju

Techniques include weighting training samples from out-of-domain data sets and noise contrastive estimation, which turns the calculation of massive probability distributions into simple binary decisions.

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August 29, 2019

Kristin Fritsche

Daniel Mittendorfs Voice-First Start-Up nutzt In-Skill-Purchasing

Mit dem neu verfügbaren Feature In-Skill Purchasing (ISP) erweitert Daniel Mittendorf jetzt seine deutschsprachigen Skills um Premium-Inhalte und teilt seine Erfahrungen mit der Community.

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