Google Home

Actions on Google - API.ai

  • Posted on: 2 January 2017
  • By: arunvishnu

Well, I successfully tried out my first conversational action in our Google Home Device using API.AI

API.AI lets you build and deploy Conversation Actions directly within an easy-to-use, web GUI. I started with the "Hello World" type of simple action from this Getting Started article. Once I understood how it work I was able to create my own conversational action that speaks out my kids name after asking couple of questions and the kids are so excited to hear their name.

Google Assistant

  • Posted on: 2 January 2017
  • By: arunvishnu

Google Assistant: What is it?

Google first unveiled Google Assistant at its Google I/O conference in May 2016, pitching the new virtual assistant as an improvement of the experience in Google Now, as well as an expansion of Google's existing "Ok Google" voice controls. While Google has been using voice search for years, Assistant builds upon a familiar platform in a whole new way, helping to better assist users in getting things done every day. Google Assistant is an ongoing two-way conversation that provides you with answers and information to whatever you may ask of it.