March 10, 2020
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This week at Alexa Live 2020, Amazon announced a handful of improvements to the Alexa voice assistant. Updates to the assistant include streamlined access to mobile apps via skills, new AI-driven dialogue management, and a new API for gaming.
Google has given developers more tools to control and manage the Google Assistant in myriad devices. In addition to new languages and countries, developers can take advantage of new device management APIs in order to let consumers exercise more control over their smart hardware.
Microsoft has unveiled a Speech Devices SDK that allows manufacturers of microphone-enabled devices to integrate their devices with the cloud-based Microsoft Speech service. The Speech Devices SDK consists of a pre-tuned library that is paired with a microphone-enabled device.