We use docker images in out Github (and Gitlab) CI/CD deployments. Here’s the commands we use to create, build, deploy, and use Docker images.

  1. https://www.docker.com/
  2. Sign Up
  3. Sign up for a Docker account.
  1. docker login
  2. enter your email & password. You’ll now be signed in.
  1. `docker pull crazzywizard/voice_essentials_image:latest`

don’t have read access? Try creating your own Docker image.

  1. `cd <working-directory>`
  2. `touch Dockerfile`
  3. Open Dockerfile in your favorite code editor (we use VS Code).
  4. Add your Docker commands to this file. (see example below).
  5. Save your changes.
  6. docker build .
  1. cd <working-directory-with-Dockerfile>
  2. `docker build .`
  3. docker images (this will print all…

While developing Multi Language Custom Alexa Skill, You might run into above error.

Build Err: MissingSlot

Solution

Make sure you spell the slot right.

In this case, I simply mispelled AMAZON.NUMBER as AMAZON.Number .

Simple mistake.
So simple, I wrote a haiku about it.

always check for caps.
AMAZON.NUMBER think fast!
MissingSlot won’t last.

{    "name": "number",    "type": {         "alexa": "AMAZON.NUMBER",         "dialogflow":"@sys.number",         "googleAssistant": "actions.type.Number"}

Each week Alexa 4 Musicians publishes the top 3 musicians in the world on Amazon Alexa.

Illustration: Kieran Blakey

The age of AI is here. Our morning news feed is curated by it. During our virtual meetings, it equalizes our sound so everyone can be heard clearly. In the evenings, it recommends what shows & movies we should watch. AI is not some far off, esoteric force. It’s already here.

The fuel for this age of AI is data. The companies with the most data have the best trained AI. …


Photo by Ferenc Almasi on Unsplash
const [tags, setTags] = React.useState({
0: "hello",
1: "world",
2: "hello world"
});
const addTag = () => {
setTags({...tags, [Object.keys(tags).length]:"new tag"});
};
const handleClickDeleteTag = (tag) => {
setTags(Object.assign({}, Object.values(tags).filter((filterTag)=>(filterTag !== tag))))
};

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Each week Alexa 4 Musicians publishes the top 3 musicians in the world on Amazon Alexa.

Illustration: Kieran Blakey

The age of AI is here. Our morning news feed is curated by it. During our virtual meetings, it is used to equalize sound so everyone can be heard clearly. In the evenings, it recommends what shows & movies we should watch. AI is not some far off, esoteric force. It’s already here.

The fuel for this age of AI is data. The companies with the most data have the best trained AI. …


Meditation has been a part of my life since sophomore year of college. I remember going through a pretty bad breakup with my ex-girlfriend and wanting to find a more sustainable way to cope and stay on top of my school activities besides getting high to escape the issues. One of my first introduction to meditation was to go onto YouTube, look up chakra meditations, and follow along with the instructor. My intention was to try to understand chakras and meditation by blindly following those who are actively creating content in the space.

Source: here

It’s been about 4 years since I…


Amazon’s first Alexa Live event released more than 31 new features to help improve skills on Amazon Alexa. This event is a key moment for brands, influencers, and content creators. Amazon just gave you a FREE new tool so you can be the first to build wealth and freedom using your voice.

Understand the past to predict the future. Back in 1993, Marc Andreessen revolutionized the web with his release of the Mosaic web browser. Although the world wide web and the internet were available before 1993, Andreessen’s creation made the internet sexy.

Before Mosaic, accessing the internet was very…


Did you know you can talk to Samuel L Jackson on Amazon Alexa?

Do you think Mr Jackson earns money by putting his voice on Amazon Alexa? Absolutely! And you can too! 🤑

Illustrations: Sisi Yu

That’s right, the actor who starred in Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, and the Avengers series can have one-on-one conversations with you, your brother, your grandparents, and anyone else, anywhere in the world. All from their Amazon Alexa device. And Mr. Jackson earns money whether he’s shooting a video, or relaxing on a beach in Lagos.

This article is for musicians who want to put YOUR voice on…


Alexa 4 Musicians is building a new data dashboard for musicians to get personal recommendations on Amazon Alexa to increase their fans. Here’s a simple mockup of the dashboard, built by Arthur Sweetman, Data Science Engineer at Voice First.

Musician Dashboard — Alexa 4 Musicians

The age of AI is powered by 3 things:

  1. Big Data
  2. Strong Algorithms
  3. Capable Engineers

Big data is essential to any successful musician, record label, or music platform in the age of AI. It’s easy for me to say “people LOVE my music! I showed Sally my new song and she told me it was the best song of 2020!” …


Live performances filled cities with energy & sound. Tracks silently played in the ears of high-school students on their morning bus to school, giving them the confidence they need to navigate the nuances of AP Calculus. Musicians are the lifeblood of culture and community. The world got a surprise twist in 2020 when COVID-19 shut down the music industry across the globe. No more shows, no more events, no more parties. Now that the world is starting to reopen, what are intelligent musicians doing to adapt their music to the “new normal”?

Photo by Ricardo Esquivel from Pexels

Gone are the old days of music. Venues…

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