The main speech from Amazon at the IFA 2018 in Berlin was about language, especially about how the Alexa-language assistant builds a new industry, as Dealscope noted.
Keynote speaker Daniel Rausch, vice president of Amazon Smart Home, followed Alexa's story development. Today, according to Rausch, the Alexa Voice Skills platform supports more than 50,000 unique capabilities and 20,000 Alexa-enabled devices.
Amazon's metrics show millions of users interacting with Alexa to control their digital worlds. Customers turn to Alexa to request music, shop online, ask questions, make voice calls, ask questions, review or change their schedules, and manage smart home devices, devices, and systems.
But what has happened so far is only the beginning. loud noise. "We know we barely scratched the surface," he said.
During his keynote address, "Talk to the Future: How Voice Enhances and Improves Everyday Experiences," Rausch played on the successful, self-sustaining Amazon growth model was founded to support Alexa and Partners.
Shortly after Amazon started the echo, it opened developer support in the form of the Alexa Skills Kit. Adding the Smart Home API to the Skills Kit has made it easier for developers to add Alexa compatibility to smart home platforms. As more devices are Alexa-capable, user demand for voice control increases. The market feeds itself.
Amazon also made it easy for customers to develop their own Alexa skills with Alexa Blueprints, which was launched earlier this year. Customer engagement creates loyalty and trust and also supports the argument for a responsive Alexa device in every room in the house.
Rausch brought success to the IFA audience for companies creating Alexa-enabled products and those that allow Alexa compatibility with Works. With Alexa. Rausch cites Amazon data that companies that launched an Alexa-enabled device saw 43 percent business growth in the next nine months. Even products with Amazon's Works With Alexa certification quickly realized an average jump of 53 percent.
In Rausch's original keynote blurb, he promised to champion the growth of overall voice control and the Alexa platform.
"For years, Amazon has been innovating to provide voice capabilities through Alexa, and today there are hundreds of thousands of developers and device manufacturers collecting Alexa experience," Rausch wrote. "As customer demand for voice-first interactions continues to grow, new advances in machine learning, artificial intelligence and cloud services are contributing to an ever-expanding array of customer Alexa capabilities and new opportunities for device manufacturers and skill developers." 1
Ruhi Sarikaya, Amazon's director of applied science, wrote about other Alexa skills in the work at the time, all focused on enabling users to interact with the natural language language platform. Amazon describes the process as having a "frictionless" conversation with Alexa.
Sarikaya originally wrote about adding context transfers and a storage mode for Alexa capabilities. Rausch addressed the same features in his keynote, now called Contextual Mode and Follow Up Mode. With these features enabled, you do not have to start each statement with "Alexa" or repeat important content in a continued conversation. For example, if you asked, "Alexa, where is the Elvis Presley Museum?" After receiving the answer, you could then say, "What is the temperature there today?"
Rush also mentions Amazon is working with open APIs for cars, hotels and office services to give Alexa a wider exposure in more environments, Dealerscope reported.
Amazon helps partners, developers and consumers to build for the Alexa voice platform in the company's belief that voice control will soon be a dominant 5G interface along the way.