Amazon Alexa Smart Home Python SDK allows you to integrate with the Amazon Alexa Smart Home API. Smart home skills is automation that supports configurations that interpret voice commands and transmit messages to cloud enabled devices. It provides a way to control connected devices with speech that unifies an interface across devices. Alexa capabilities, or skills, enable customers with ability to create a personalized experience to control smart home devices such as cameras, door locks, entertainment systems, lighting, and thermostats. Amazon is an Ecommerce, Business and Web Service Platform that provides electronic commerce and cloud computing company that is one of the largest Internet-based retailers in the world by total sales and market capitalization.
Polar is an industry leader in heart rate monitors. The company recently announced SDKs and an API so that third party apps can integrate and analyze data pulled from these heart rate devices. The SDKs and API currently work with two Polar models: the Polar H10 and the Polar 0H1.
The Cognitive Computing section of our Most Interesting APIs in 2018 series includes APIs from categories such as AI, ML, Recognition, Predictions, Sentiment and more that aim to make computers think like computers. Dozens of APIs were added in these areas this past year, here are some highlights.