Engaging with the Google Assistant

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14 Jul 2018

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Allen Firstenberg

Software developer / Consultant

 

Google Developer Expert for Assistant, IoT, Wearables, Identity

 

http://spiders.com/

http://prisoner.com/

 

http://prisoner.com/ubi/

Tell me about you

  • Mobile or web?
  • Alexa or Assistant?
  • Mac vs Windows?
  • JavaScript?
  • Kirk? Picard? Sisko? Janeway? Archer?

What are we talking about?

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What is the Google Assistant?

A conversation

between you and Google that helps you get things done

in your world.

Where do we find the Assistant?

Assistant SDK

Where do we find the Assistant?

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What are Actions on Google?

Actions on Google is the API

that lets you engage in conversations

with other services

through the Google Assistant.

Where Actions Run

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Privacy and Security

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How do we build an Action?

  • Design
  • Develop
  • Deploy

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What Personality Should it Have?

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Build (and test) a Script

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  • Keep in mind how people talk - not how they write.
  • Don't make "audible buttons".
  • Users may not respond for many reasons.
  • There are no errors.
  • Users have intent - help them get there.

Test it with developers back to back - one of them acting as the Assistant.

Input Processing

Fulfillment

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Testing

Other Surfaces

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Discovery

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Who Cares?

Firebase

  • Functions
  • Database
  • Hosting

Dialogflow

Actions Console

Assistant Simulator

Action Analytics

Chatbase

Dashbot.IO

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Summary

  • Voice is a new and powerful tool
  • Think outside the dialog box
  • Develop a personality
  • Script the conversation
  • Context is Queen
  • Start with voice - and then go further

 

Keep talking to others - we're all still learning!

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https://developers.google.com/actions

Stack Overflow: actions-on-google

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(Category: Assistant)

Engage with the Google Assistant

By Allen “Prisoner” Firstenberg

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