The Amazon Alexa Skill Buttons Node.js Sample Code demonstrates how to use buttons on trivia games with Alexa. It includes a roll-call of the players, asking trivia questions and determining whether the voice inputs match the answers.
Kairos, known for its cloud-based face recognition solution, has introduced an on-premise version of its API. An on-premise option allows users to better secure their use cases, and reduces latency between apps that consume the API, and the compute-heavy cloud where Kairos built its tech.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Fantasy Sports, and Education. Highlights include an API that automatically detects plagiarism in text, and an API for enabling voice commands to Alexa connected devices. Here's a look at what is new.