Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) is a collection of resources for developing Alexa, the Amazon Echo Device's voice service. Use ASK to increase Alexa's capabilities. Develop skills like playing music, setting an alarm, or having a simple conversation with Alexa. See the project documentation to find information on setting up a cloud based service (AWS Lambda), handling requests from Alexa, and extensive code samples.
Last Thursday, telecom giant AT&T announced they would be opening several of their "Watson" speech recognition APIs to outside developers in June. While it may be a while before any killer apps hit the scene, a major player like AT&T getting into the speech-to-text API game should not be ignored.
Twilio, a leading voice and SMS communications company, has announced that the company has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program and has integrated the Twilio API into the Google App Engine.
VoiceBase, a provider of AI-powered speech analytics, yesterday announced an update to its Speech Analytics API. The updated API allows organizations to evaluate and categorize voice calls, as well as to build scorecards, reports, dashboard and key performance indicators (KPIs).