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Google wants developers to add the Assistant to their hardware projects

Google has announced the first developer preview of the Google Assistant SDK. This will allow developers to run the Google Assistant on their hardware prototypes.

Previously, the Google Assistant was limited to phones and Google Home. But with this new SDK, the possibilities are endless, it could be smart mirror, or even a pair of headphones with the Assistant built-in.

Google says that the Assistant SDK will allow any device to provide the full Google Assistant experience.”Right now, Google is making the SDK freely available for prototypes, if a developer ants to commercialize their project, they’ll need to get written permission from Google.

The SDK is based on Python and it works with Raspberry Pi 3 and by using Google’s gRPC API, developers can add the assistant to other hardware platforms and using languages such as Java, C#, Node.js and Ruby. The SDK also makes it easier for developers to listen to voice commands, then send it to the commands to the Google Assistant service and then send the proper response back to the user.

With this new SDK, it looks like we might be seeing a lot more third-party hardware with the Google Assistant, similar to how Amazon’s third-party program for their Alexa voice assistant.

Source: Google Developers via TechCrunch




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