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How our scientists are making Alexa smarter

Amazon Alexa head scientist shares how his teams are working to improve customers' experiences with Echo devices.

Music in a voice-first world

How Alexa and Amazon Music help you find the music you want (even when you don’t know exactly what you want.)

Making search easier

How Amazon’s Product Graph is helping customers find products more easily.

Waking up a voice tech boom

From Ring to ecobee, a series of startups are innovating voice technology with the help of the Alexa Fund.

Signing in

Introducing Amazon’s American Sign Language logo.

Alexa, open Cortana; Cortana, open Alexa

We announced plans to integrate Alexa with Microsoft Cortana last summer. Starting today, the experience is available to customers as part of a public preview.

Teaching Alexa when not to respond

Real-time acoustic fingerprinting will prevent Alexa devices from waking when her name is called during our commercial in the big game.

Alexa's newest teacher is you

A team of Amazon linguists and data scientists makes it easy for you to teach your language or dialect to Alexa.
The inside story of how the Kindle was born
Early development team reveals untold details
on Kindle e-reader’s 10-year anniversary
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10 cool things you didn't know Alexa could do

You're probably already playing your favorite music on your Echo, but did you know that Alexa can help you fall asleep, keep your pantry stocked, or play a game with you?

Expanding the Natural-Language Processing community

Amazon helps sponsor second annual Widening Natural-Language Processing workshop.

10 Alexa skills you've got to try

Check out some of the top skills on your Echo device, they just may expand your horizons with Alexa.

Where computer science and linguistics meet

Amazon researchers will co-present 12 papers at the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics conference.

"Alexa, are you okay?"

See the commercial that's airing during the big game.

9 women who are shaping the future of voice with Alexa

These female developers and entrepreneurs are pushing the boundaries of what's possible.

Obsessed with independence

Peter Korn and Amazon’s accessibility teams work to level the playing field, and make friction-free shopping available to everyone.

Powering a clean future

Amazon's largest wind farm to date is adding more than 1 million megawatt hours of clean energy to the grid each year.

Reducing packaging waste, one order at a time

Feedback from customers, product manufacturers, and associates improves packaging.
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Walk your own runway

Behind the scenes with Amazon Fashion’s ultimate insider

Amazon joins Partnership on AI

We’re in a golden age of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). As a scientific community, we are still a long way from being able to do things the way humans do things, but we’re solving unbelievably complex problems every day and making incredibly rapid progress.

Moments of Joy

See what happens when a retirement community adopts Alexa.
What's in a name?
Bigfoot, Houdini, and Nessie have all taken up
residence on Amazon’s Seattle campus.
But how did they end up there?
find out
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