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.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Restaurants, Travel, and Voice. Highlights include the Courier API which offers notifications services for all channels, and the Replica API for creating customized AI voices. Have a look at what's new.
IBM has announced several new IBM Watson technologies that the company hopes will advance the Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities within Watson APIs. These new features include advanced sentiment analysis, advanced topic clustering, and summarization tools.