Beacon Transcript – The Google Assistant could be getting a whole lot smarter as the company announced that it will be allowing third party access to its Google Home products.
AI or Artificial Intelligence powered assistants are an ever-increasing market. Seen as a future, common household appliance, developers are trying to improve device functionality.
Current such products are already a long way from the initial prototypes but still require work. As Amazon announced a new set of Alexa features, Google will make changes as well.
The two best-known AI house assistants, the Amazon Alexa and the Google Home will both receive updates, but in different areas.
Amazon’s Alexa will acquire a new “Skills” option. As an opt-in centralized offering, the function should increase the device’s specific abilities.
The Google Assistant will also be updated but in a different manner. Instead of coming with a pre-set range of rules, it will offer access to third-parties.
Interested third-party developers will as such have access to the Home system. What does this mean? Google Home, the smart-listening home speakers will really listen to the customers’ needs.
Earlier this week, on Thursday, Google announced the introduction of the Conversation Actions. This will allow third-party developer – customer communication through the Google Assistant.
Developers will be offered new tools so as to better develop their products. They will also be able to directly interact with their potential customers.
Through the AI Assistant, developers will be able to ask and receive questions. The conversation form of dialogue will have a number of utilizations.
As the developers can offer and provide assistance to the user, they could also market new products. As such, they might also make bookings or distribute new products.
The Google Assistant, being an AI-powered device, should be able to learn its user’s preferences. This should help it make specific third-party recommendations.
Google has already established partnerships with various companies which should improve the service. Amongst these companies, one can number Samsung, IFTTT, Nest, and Philips.
The aforementioned companies should allow the Google Home Assistant’s control over home electronics.
Jason Douglas, the Actions on Google Product Management Director released a few declarations. In a blog post, Douglas declared that a smart Assistant should fulfill its user’s needs.
More exactly, a successful AI Assistant should be able to interconnect. As such, it would link the various apps and services utilized and useful for its user.
The new Google Assistant options should help create such a digital ecosystem. This would include both the device, the users, and developers.
Developers would, in their part, deliver unique and diverse services across the Home platform.
Reports state that the giant company has already approached several home audio community members. Potential partnerships with the industry’s big names could help Google spread its home platform.
According to reports, Google is also looking to spread the third-party integrations across it Assistant platform. As such, it could become available on other products besides Home.
Google’s Pixels phones or Allo chat app users could come to beneficiate from the new services.
Developers are able to request an early access the new Google Assistant platform features. By doing so, they would become partners and help develop upcoming features for the platform.
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