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Aiqudo Q Actions enhances Amazon Alexa

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Amazon Alexa is currently the #1 smart assistant in the world.   It is also integrated with Alexa Dot and Echo – Amazon’s smart assistant device for the home. However, Amazon Alexa has only a a limited set of supported Skills. Further, because it hard to remember the specific command syntax, users only re-use about 3% of Alexa’s skills. Discovering new skills is difficult.

There are many actions that Alexa currently does not perform optimally for you:  

  • “Show my boarding pass” (You want to pull up your boarding pass in your airline app when you are in the security line at the airport)
  • “I need a haircut” (You want to check in to your favorite salon)
  • “How far can I drive?” (You want to see how many miles are on your Chevy Volt in the OnStar app)

We integrated the Q Actions Android app with Amazon Alexa. Now you can talk to Amazon Alexa and execute actions instantly in your favorite apps on your mobile device. You can do this on Amazon Alexa on your phone or on Alexa Echo device.

The first step is to install the Q Actions skill and open Q Actions with the command – “Talk to Q Actions” (Link to Alexa Skill)

Now you can talk natively to Q Actions voice application, for example:

  • “Play narcos” -> will open the Netflix app and start playing the TV show
  • “I’d like to board” -> will open the United Airlines app and take you right to your boarding pass
  • “Show Tesla stock” -> will open the ETrade app and show you a real-time stock quote for Tesla
  • “Show my photo albums” -> will allow  you to choose between Flickr and Google Photos apps (if you have both apps) and will show your albums

It’s easy and convenient to use Q Actions with Amazon Alexa. Simply say what you want to do. You don’t need to learn a specific syntax; you can speak naturally. Further, Q personalizes actions based on the apps installed on your device. If you have two apps that are a match you will get an option to choose, using voice. In the future the system will learn your preferences  and execute the best action for you. 

We would love your feedback on your experience with using Q Actions with Amazon Alexa. We are in the process of adding more features, so stay tuned!

Q Actions -Voice to Action

Announcing Q Actions

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It’s only been about 3 months since we formally started working @Aiqudo and we’re thrilled to announce the availability of Q Actions (Beta) on the Play Store.

You say it, we do it!

Q Actions allows you to use simple voice commands to instantly execute actions in your favorite Android apps.  Other voice assistants like Alexa or Google Assistant don’t do this!

We’ve solved a few hard problems:

  • Commands in natural language without specific syntax  – Unlike systems like Alexa, where you need to invoke a skill by name, and need to use a specific syntax for your command to be recognized, you can use natural commands with Q. You don’t have to mention an app in your command – we’ll automatically figure out the right action for your command. In fact, our AI Search (AIS) uses sophisticated Machine Learning algorithms to perform high-quality fuzzy matching across commands across multiple apps in multiple verticals.
  • Action invocation in apps without APIs or developer work –  The Q Platform does not require app developers to expose specific APIs just for voice. We can enable key actions in apps without any APIs or code. You execute actions just as you normally would in the app, with the additional benefit that it is faster, and you don’t need to remember where the function resides deep within the app. Easier and faster.
  • Personal actions without registration or loss of privacy –   Other assistant platforms only expose few personal actions, and even these require the user to register third party services on the platform. Since Q executes actions in apps directly, we don’t require registration, and you are using apps you already trust for messaging, banking, payments, stocks, etc.
  • Scalable Action on boarding  – We have figured out how to on board actions within apps directly. We on board and maintain actions at our end. So neither you, nor the app developer have to worry about making the actions available broadly.

All you have to do to get started with Q Actions is say “show my actions” – you’ll see a list of actions already available for your favorite apps out-of-the-box.

Download Q Actions now!

The Aiqudo Team

Aiqudo raises $4M A round to Serve Digital Assistant Market

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[Published – May 5, 2017]

Aiqudo, Inc. today announced it has closed on a $4 million Series A financing. The round was led by Atlantic Bridge Capital, a global growth equity technology fund. Aiqudo was founded by Silicon Valley veterans of the digital assistant and artificial intelligence spaces, with deep expertise in search and mobile. Aiqudo uses its proprietary AI and mobile technologies to connect voice computing to the mobile app ecosystem.

For more information, contact Aiqudo at contact@aiqudo.com

About Atlantic Bridge Capital:

Atlantic Bridge Capital is a Global Technology Fund with over $1 billion of assets under management investing in technology companies in Europe, the US and China. With offices in London, Dublin, Silicon Valley and Beijing, Atlantic Bridge has a differentiated strategy which focuses on specific technology themes and implementing the “Atlantic Bridge Model” for scaling companies in global markets. For more information, see www.abven.com.