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What Is Alexa? An Introduction to Amazon's Alexa Voice Service

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Published on Sep 14, 2016

What is Alexa? Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show. Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to create a more personalized experience. There are now more than 25,000 skills from companies like Starbucks, Uber, and Capital One as well as other innovative designers and developers. Alexa is designed for voice recognition so that when a person issues a voice command, Alexa understands and provides a reply to questions in seconds. Amazon is also investing in innovators who program or design for Alexa-enabled devices and honors those who continue to teach and enhance how Amazon Alexa communicates with the world. Learn more and let us know what you will create: https://developer.amazon.com/alexa




What will you create with the Alexa Skills Kit? Sign up to get the latest Amazon Alexa news delivered straight to your inbox: http://bit.ly/2IBQo95

Download our guides to get started:
- Make Money with Alexa Skills: An Introduction: http://bit.ly/2KvpSzL
- 10 Things Every Voice Developer Should Do to Build for Voice: http://bit.ly/2Kvy0DS
- 6 Tips for Building Stellar Kids Skills: http://bit.ly/2N7xFWi
- How Building for Voice Differs from Building for Screen: http://bit.ly/2KgsVzX

Build with our tutorials:
- How to Build a Fact Skill: https://amzn.to/2KjsncC
- How to Build a City Guide Skill: https://amzn.to/2MzMWOE

Stay in touch:
- Like Alexa Developer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexaDevs
- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexadevs
- Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexadevs
- Watch our Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/amazonalexa

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