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Who Is Using Voice Assistants and Why?

What's the future of voice assistants? This study shows more men than women use them, and mostly for voice search on smartphones. Voice search is expanding.
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“Hey Siri, When Will Voice Assistants Improve?”

“Siri, can you take anything off my to-do list?”“I’m afraid not.”It’s a frequent and irritating experience that we’ve all had. Siri's...
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Talking to Toys

Toy IoT applications could breathe life into often-forgotten physical toys, especially as parents are increasingly limiting their children's screen time.
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Why Do We Need Edge Computing?

The past 15-20 years have generated a massive shift from on-premise software to cloud computing. We can now access everything we need from anywhere, without the limitations of fixed-location servers. However,...

4 Pro Tips for First-Time Alexa Skill Developers

Last fall, I worked on three new voice experiences in partnership with Monumental Sports and Entertainment: The Capitals Skill, The Capitals Flash Briefing, and The Wizards Flash Briefing!You can ask Alexa about the Capitals’ score,...

Voice Technology That’s More Human Than Human

The phone rings and you answer. It's your mother. In a very direct way, she tells you she wants a photo book of your last trip together for her birthday, along...
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Integrating Alexa Gadgets Into Your IoT & Home Automation Solutions

I'm fascinated by what might come from Alexa Gadgets Skill API. In September, we saw the announcement of Alexa Buttons. These buttons allow you to buzz in for game show-like experiences...
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How To Prototype an Alexa Skill in Two Minutes

It’s been awhile since I talked about our gateway drug to Alexa Skill building — the Ubi Portal skill. With this skill, you can create a mock custom Alexa skill in two minutes....
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Amazon Working on First Wearable Device: Alexa-Powered Smart Glasses

Financial times reported today that Amazon is working on it's first ever wearable device - a pair of smart glasses.According to the report, the glasses will allow the user to connect...
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Alexa Skills Kit Tutorial – Building Custom Skills with Alexa

Amazon Echo was one of the best-selling products and most asked for gifts last holiday season. While these devices are undoubtedly popular, recent reports on AI-powered voice assistants show that once...

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