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Speakers of VOICE: Spencer Uttley

by Anita Santa-Coloma

Tax season is HARD. The superhumans behind all the magic that get you looking numerically responsible for the rest of the fiscal year can attest to this.

Speakers of VOICE:        JZ Zhang

by Anita Santa-Coloma

VOICE is right around the corner and to celebrate we took the chance to pick one of our featured speakers’ brains for a bit. And the result? Pure gold.

5 Awesome Personal Robots with SDKs

by Jenny Medeiros

What do we want?

Awesome personal robots!

Okay, well, you can already buy them.

Now!– Wait. Really? 

Here's How North Face Boosted Conversions Using AI

by Jenny Medeiros

Image credit: Fluid

What Are Alexa Skill Blueprints and What Can You Do With Them?

by Jenny Medeiros

Image credit: Amazon Blueprints

“Alexa, who is the absolute worst cook in this family?”

Yes, that’s something you can now program your Amazon Echo to answer using the recently released Alexa Skill Blueprints.

Many companies have already been using Alexa Skills to create personalized AI abilities for their products, but now, the average user has the power to make Alexa say (almost) anything. From answering specific questions to creating trivia games, there’s an ever-expanding world of possibilities.

Speakers of VOICE: Dave Isbitski

by Janice Mandel

It seems like Amazon’s Chief Technical Evangelist, Dave Isbitski, is everywhere these days. First, he’s headlining at Gary V’s Voicecon in NYC. Then, our Jersey Boy is coming home to VOICE at his alma mater, the New Jersey Institute of Technology in downtown Newark July 24-26. That’s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so afterwards you can hit the Jersey shore with your team -- if you check out available rentals soon.

Voice Assistants are Changing How Users with Disabilities Get Things Done

by Jenny Medeiros

Picture this: You roll out of bed in the morning, stumble over to the kitchen and call out, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Good, background noise is on. Time to make some coffee.

3 Tips From Alexa Developers on Building Voice-First Apps

by Jenny Medeiros

Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Google Now were all once the stuff of science fiction. With non-stop developments in machine learning and voice control, voice-first interfaces are steadily changing how we prefer to interact with our devices.

Alexa, who will I hear from at VOICE?

by Modev Admin

VOICE is coming soon to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). On July 24-26 downtown Newark will be humming as 1500+ professionals at the forefront of natural language processing connect and share. Hopefully, you've already registered and taken advantage of our FIRST500 discount code that gives you an all-access pass for only $100.

Chatbot Development: NLP vs. Directed Dialogue

by Jenny Medeiros

To NLP, or not to NLP, that is the question.