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The future of cars will be powered by voice and Tesla it's leading it; Your Alexa skill can be discovered without users knowing invocation name

This Wednesday Elon Musk tweeted that the S3 models users will be able to request new features or fil
The future of cars will be powered by voice and Tesla it's leading it; Your Alexa skill can be discovered without users knowing invocation name
By Mari from VoiceFirst Weekly • Issue #4 • View online
This Wednesday Elon Musk tweeted that the S3 models users will be able to request new features or file a bug through the voice button. Amazon announced a new feature in beta for Alexa skills discoverability, one of the major concerns for Voice apps. 
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Tesla Model S3 to add features and file bugs through voice
Elon tweet confirms our #VoiceFirst view of the future of human-machine interaction. Consumers will expect to issue voice commands in more and more contexts.
Elon Musk on Twitterhttps://t.co/c1EbJImKT7"
Amazon taking major step on skills discoverability
Amazon Alexa announced a major step to solve skills  discoverability in Alexa developers blog: “Alexa will choose the right skill to use when a customer makes a request without an invocation name. As a result, customers will find the right skill faster, using the search terms they say most naturally.” What will this mean for skills creators and business? It will be even more important to correctly map intents of your skills in order to be discovered by Alexa. First players will have major advantage. Still, we have to see how this will be adopted and how Alexa will rank and choose skills. 
Russian internet search engine Yandex to release smart speaker later this year
Yandex announced its first hardware product Yandex.Station, that will be powered by its Voice Assistant Alice. There are about 4000 skills for Alice now. Yandex.Station will be available this summer for 160 USD. 
Small business need to take Voice Search seriously
Last year Google reported that 20% of search were made through voice. 
It's time for local business to take voice search seriously - Search Engine Land
Developers
Learning resources: 
CodeAcademy released a new training: How to Build Advanced Alexa Skills with Dialog Management. This one is recommended to do after the other Alexa training they have
Resources
This week we tried conversational.one and were nicely surprised with the level of detail and feature that conversational.one has. It lets you build Alexa Skills, Google Actions and messenger bots all from the same platform and dialog. Pricing is free or Enterprise version. On the down side it did seem that all of it feature made it a little complicated to grasp at first. On the up side it has a lot of documentation and tutorials to ride the learning curve.
Tools we recommend you to try: Anchor.fm. Anchor is a podcasting platform, easy to use and free. Anchor allows you to record and upload episodes on your phone, while also submitting your podcast to major podcasts platform that you select, taking the job from the user to understand podcast RSS feeds and other technicalities.
Quote of the week
I concur and will go on to say #VoiceCommerce will surpass traditional web/mobile commerce in ~10 years. 
Brian Roemmele
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