April 22, 2021

Report: “Amazon Makes Alexa Conversations Feature Generally Available”

From Voicebot:

Amazon has released the Alexa Conversations feature of the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) to the general public. First launched as a beta last year, Alexa Conversations is aimed at simplifying the process of building voice apps and making them more user-friendly.

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Alexa Conversations is a feature built around cross-skill goal completion, eliminating the need for developers to figure out everything a user might say while interacting with the skill. All they need to do is lay out the goals and potentially important details.

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Amazon has already started integrating Conversations into its own products. Alexa’s reading recommendation service introduced in the fall uses it to come up with ideas when asked about what to read next…

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Direct to Alexa Conversations Info Page

See Also: Making an Art Collection Browsable by Voice (via Amazon Science Blog)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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