Building a Language User Interface? Let Genie Generate It For You!

How do you teach your brand new virtual assistant to understand language? How do you represent the user's input? How do you acquire training data cheaply, before you have users at all? To answer these questions, we present our latest paper, "Genie: A Generator of Natural Language Semantic Parsers for Virtual Assistant Commands" (PLDI 2019).

By Giovanni Campagna. Published May 10, 2019.

Winter Updates in Almond Land

It's midterm season, but the Almond team won't be distracted. We're proud to present a new round of updates, including our new community forum, opening up developer access to Thingpedia broadly, and a preview of our latest, state-of-the-art natural language understanding technology.

By Giovanni Campagna. Published February 23, 2019.

Keynote: Giving Control Back to Consumers with Open Federated Virtual Assistants

Prof. Monica Lam was invited to give a keynote at HiPEAC 2019, one of the premier international academic conferences for computer systems and computer architectures.

By Giovanni Campagna. Published January 28, 2019.

New Milestone: 100 Devices

Today, Thingpedia has passed the 100 devices mark, meaning that more than 100 devices, services and accounts are now available in the Almond virtual assistant.

By Giovanni Campagna. Published December 12, 2018.

A Christmas Gift from the Almond Team

What is red, comes in December, and makes children happy? The new Almond website of course! Well, maybe children don't use Almond (yet), but we are nevertheless delighted to announce our new website and developer platform to the world.

By Giovanni Campagna. Published December 12, 2018.