Google Assistant has proved itself to be at par with other major virtual assistant softwares and to make it accessible to even more people, Google has expanded the Google Assistant SDK toolkit for additional languages and locations. So the market audience for Google Assistant has automatically jumped from a smaller amount to a comparatively bigger amount.

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The Add-Ons

Speaking of which languages have been added after the Australia, Canada, UK, and US version of English, we have:

  • French (Canada, France)
  • German
  • Japanese

The list might look smaller, but covers the most of the parts of the world and especially the countries, which are leading technology users and developers. According to a recent statement by Google:

One of the most prominent questions we received was how can I ask the Assistant to control my device?

To answer this question, Google has updated the SDK with a new utility called ‘Device Action’. This feature will actually ‘build’ user created actions and implement them straight into an Assistant-enabled device. Here’s what Google thinks of the Device Action feature:

When you register a device you can now specify what traits the device itself supports – on/off or temperature setting, for example. When users then ask the device, “Ok Google, set the temperature to 78 degrees,” the Google Assistant will turn such queries into structured intents via cloud-based automated speech recognition (ASR) and natural language understanding (NLU). All you need to provide is the client-side code for actually fulfilling the Device Action itself – no other code is needed. The SDK supports a set of device traits that are supported by Smart Home.

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