Sam Machin

Vonage Team Member

Sam Machin has nearly 20 years of experience in the communications industry and a strong track record of innovation. His personal projects mostly revolve around Amazon Alexa, Sam created the AlexaPi project allowing developers to build thier own Alexa powered devices and he is recognised by Amazon as an Alexa Champion.

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Announcing the Nexmo Node-RED Package

The Nexmo Node-RED package enables you to create flows for autoresponders, phone call IVRs, phone number verification, and sending SMS to multiple ...

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Feb 21, 2019

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Building a Serverless Paging Application with Amazon Transcribe

In this tutorial we'll look at how you can build a serverless voice to text messaging service in python with Amazon Transcribe and Nexmo Voice API

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Nov 27, 2018

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A Developer’s Primer on AI Terminology

Bots, AI, Machine Learning, Digital Assistants. Are they all the same thing? What are the differences? We explore AI terminology.

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Nov 12, 2018

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Text to Speech with Prompt Calls, Using Python on AWS Lambda

In this Nexmo Voice API tutorial, you will learn how to use Python on AWS Lambda to place a text to speech call that plays a message to a recipient...

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Feb 16, 2018

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The Future of Bots: Voice as the Primary Computer Interface

[Video] Bots and AI will usher in an era where voice becomes the primary computing interface—and it’ll happen faster than you think. Will brands be...

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Dec 01, 2017

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Bots and AI: How Personal Will Personal Assistants Be?

Will AI-powered personal assistants know users well enough to make relevant, personalized recommendations? WIll they become a channel for advertisers?

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Nov 16, 2017

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Will Bots Give Rise to Voice SEO and Bidding on Spoken Queries?

As voice bots increasingly make recommendations on buying decisions, businesses will do all they can to get their products and services suggested t...

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Nov 09, 2017

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Bots and AI: Mastering Invocation Names for Alexa Skills

[Video] The invocation name you give an Alexa skill has a huge impact on your voice app's usability. Learn a naming trick that will make your app e...

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Nov 02, 2017

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Developer Tooling for AI Bots: Where Are We?

[Video] Bot developers from Microsoft, Opearlo, and The Bot Platform discuss the developer tooling for bots and the bot deployment process.

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Oct 25, 2017

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The Promise and Challenge of Cross platform Bot Development

[Video] Bot builders from Microsoft, Opearlo, and Nexmo talk about how developers should tackle cross-platform bot development challenges.

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Oct 13, 2017

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Bots and AI: What Is a Bot Platform, Exactly?

The major providers in the AI bot space all offer roughly the same technology, but each one has its own terminology. Senior bot builders sort it al...

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Oct 05, 2017

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Real-time Call Transcription Using IBM Watson and Python

Real-time voice call transcription with IBM Watson and Python. Learn how you can transcribe your calls with this tutorial from Vonage.

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Oct 03, 2017

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Bots and AI: Voice vs. Text for Your AI Bot Interface

How do you decide whether your AI bot should be a chatbot or a voice bot? Tech leaders from Microsoft, Nexmo, Opearlo, and The Bot Platform share i...

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Sep 21, 2017

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Bots and AI: Bot Messaging vs. Push Notifications vs. SMS

Where does bot messaging fit in among channels such as SMS, email, and push notifications? Tech leaders from Microsoft, Nexmo, and The Bot Platform...

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Sep 14, 2017

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Bots and AI: Great Bot Use Cases in Production Today

Every bot developer must contend with the limitations that are inherent in such a relatively new technology. But innovators always find a way to tr...

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Sep 07, 2017

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Bots and AI: Launching a Bot and Getting It Discovered

After you’ve built that killer voice bot or chatbot, how do you get it in front of users? Leaders from Nexmo, The Bot Platform, and Opearlo share i...

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Aug 31, 2017

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Bots and AI: The Current State of Technical Maturity

Leading developers discuss the current state of bots and AI from a technology standpoint, separating the reality from the marketing.

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Aug 24, 2017

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Nexmo Amazon Lex Connector in Public Beta

At Nexmo, we are really excited by the prospects of Bots and AI. We believe that natural language communications are the next revolution in how we ...

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May 11, 2017

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Nexmo and Tilda, the EMF Camp Badge

I’m super excited. Just 3 more days to go until EMF Camp. EMF is one of my favourite events. A friend once used the term “Glastonbury for Geeks” an...

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Aug 03, 2016

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Win Tickets to Electromagnetic Field 2016

We’re really excited to be a sponsor of EMFCamp in the UK this August. We have some exciting plans that we don’t want to say too much about just ye...

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Jul 01, 2016

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Phone Numbers: Fact or Fiction

What phone numbers should you use in your example code and documentation to avoid upsetting real people.

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Jun 22, 2016

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Building an SMS to Google Sheets Application with AWS Lambda

We show you how to capture SMS Messages sent to a number and log those into a google spreadsheet without a dedicated server.

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May 31, 2016