Deep Learning in Amazon Alexa
We will present a set of deep learning techniques that our team has developed in order to address challenges we are facing as part of our continued efforts to improve Alexa’s spoken language understanding capabilities.
Spyros Matsoukas is a Sr. Principal Scientist in the Alexa Machine Learning organization at Amazon.com, developing spoken language understanding technology for voice-enabled products such as Amazon Echo. From 1998 to 2013 he worked at BBN Technologies, Cambridge MA, conducting research in acoustic modeling for ASR, speaker diarization, statistical machine translation, speaker identification, and language identification. He has over over 60 publications in peer reviewed conferences and journals, with 3 best paper awards.