The Amazon Lex REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionalities of Amazon Lex with other applications and to create new applications. Amazon Lex is currently only available through a preview; interested developers can sign up here: https://pages.awscloud.com/AmazonLexPreviewLandingPage.html. Amazon Lex is built on the same deep learning technologies that Alexa is, and allows developers to create conversational interfaces and conversational bots.
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Cognitive Computing APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Podcasts, Artificial Intelligence, and Security. Featured today are APIs for fraud detection by Simility, and conversational bots from Amazon Web Services Lex. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.