TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 14, 2016 â Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has partnered with the Commerce Department to host anÂ event in Seattle that works to challenge software developers to build voice recognition systems that utilize open data, Executive Gov reported Thursday.
Justin Antonipillai, counselor to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Â wroteÂ in a blog post published Sept. 26 that theÂ Alexa Skills Open Data Challenge held from Oct. 7 to 8 focused on using Commerce’s open datasets and Amazon’s Alexa voice service to “democratize” access to information andÂ performÂ tasks across several fields of application.
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