New Google Assistant SDK makes hardware integration easier

Google released a developer preview of the new Google Assistant SDK, which will make it easier for hardware developers to use Assistant in their projects.

With this new Google Assistant SDK, developers will be able to create a voice-control system using Google’s Assistant technology instead of having to manually create their own voice-control system. This is a very neat move when you consider that most voice-control systems are extremely limited. Google Assistant is a lot better in that it’s more of a natural language processor, being able to understand phrases and full sentences. It makes the whole voice-control system feel more natural and even act more natural, which is why this Google Assistant SDK is so valuable.

There’s quite a bit you can do with it. Google’s Wayne Piekarski explains it in the video below:

Hardware developers won’t have to spend so much time coming up with their own voice system from scratch — they can simply integrate an already flourishing system — Google Assistant. Using the SDK takes out a lot of the grunt work of the whole process.

Of course, this is very much an early release, and some features are still being worked on, such as hotword support, companion app integration and more. In the meantime, you can start familiarizing yourself with the Google Assistant SDK over on Google Developers.

source: Google Developers Blog


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