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April 10, 2019

Build Your Own Amazon Alexa Smart Speaker With a Raspberry Pi


Suddenly, everybody’s talking to their tech. Smartphones, TVs, even lightbulbs—all capable of being controlled with a home assistant. As the Internet of Things takes over your home, you’ll find more devices are suddenly capable of responding to your voice, thanks to virtual assistants like the Amazon Alexa. If you’ve got a spare Raspberry Pi handy, you don’t need to buy an Amazon Alexa device like the Echo or the Echo Dot, because you can build your own. This tutorial will explain how you can set up the Alexa home assistant on your Raspberry Pi. Hardware You’ll Need Before you start…

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April 8, 2019

Alexa scientists teach AI language models new tongues with transfer learning

In a paper, scientists at Amazon’s Alexa division describe a transfer learning method that makes it easier to add support for new languages to AI systems.

April 4, 2019

Amazon’s first HIPAA-compliant Alexa skills help track your healthcare

Alexa’s involvement in healthcare is about to extend well beyond putting Echo speakers in hospital rooms. Amazon has unveiled the first-ever HIPAA-compliant Alexa skills, letting you use the voice assistant to take care of sensitive medical issues. P…