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December 19, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

2018 has been a big year for Alexa, and as we look back we are humbled and inspired by what our Alexa developer community has done to make Alexa smarter, more useful, more fun, and more engaging for customers.

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December 18, 2018

Jaime Radwan

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you start designing visual components to complement your voice-first Alexa skill.

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December 18, 2018

Sanchit Agarwal

A new parser that learns which words of an utterance belong together enables Alexa to handle multistep requests.

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December 17, 2018

Young-Bum Kim

Data representation schemes — such as "embeddings" — are a hot topic in machine learning. At this year's IEEE Spoken Language Technologies conference, Alexa scientists present a new representation scheme that cuts skill selection error rate by 40%.

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December 14, 2018

Pey Silvester

Starting today, developers can test live Alexa skills with the same toolset used to test skills during development.

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December 14, 2018

Drew Meyer

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Today, six new built in slot types along with the new AMAZON.NavigateHomeIntent are available in most Alexa locales. These can help you improve dialog models and the customer experience on devices with screens.

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December 13, 2018

Amit Jotwani

We recently wrapped up AWS re:Invent 2018, where the Alexa team engaged with the largest gathering of global Amazon developers. Check out the recordings and resources from the breakout sessions.

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December 13, 2018

Brian Crum

We are excited to announce the Security Panel Controller API, enabling your customers to control their security systems via Alexa-enabled devices.

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December 13, 2018

Ankur Gandhe

New Alexa capabilities are often bootstrapped using "grammars", formal rules that can generate artificial training examples for machine learning systems. A new method for constructing statistical language models directly from grammars can improve speech recognition on new capabilities by up to 15%.

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December 12, 2018

Takuji Kawata

Alexaスキルでユーザーのリマインダーを設定、管理できる、リマインダーAPIがこのほど使用できるようになりました。このAPIは、Alexaでサポートされているすべての国・地域で使用できます。

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