Google Voice on the Global 2020 some news for Google Assistant given for the best that both users, but especially the developers of devices and services that work together with the Assistant concern. Above all, the company wants to ensure that development with and for the platform is much easier than before. For this purpose, Google has now introduced the web-based integrated development environment (IDE) Actions Builder, which should be much easier to work with thanks to the graphical user interface and other convenience functions.
The Actions Builder contains improved debugging tools, but also allows you to manage NLU training data (Natural Language Understanding). All the work is done from a single platform. Developers who prefer to work with their own tools can still enjoy the revised Actions SDK.
For the first time, you’ll have a file based representation of your action and the ability to use a local IDE. The SDK not only enables local authoring of NLU and conversation schemas, but it also allows bulk import and export of training data to improve conversation quality.
But also on the conversation model of the Google Assistant was screwed, so that we users should get faster and more appropriate answers than before. Thanks to a new “home storage” function, it should also be possible in the future for several home devices to synchronize and playback data with one another, that is, a game that was started on one home can be continued on another home device without any problems, etc. This also applies to other media, according to Google.
With the new Continuous Match Mode, a device with Google Assistant support is able to listen to a series of commands without the user having to say “Ok Google” again and again. This makes voice input more pleasant and opens up new possibilities. Google calls a game that gradually shows a drawing and the user can continuously name terms that he thinks to recognize in the picture.
The microphone recognizes that the input has not yet ended and remains activated. This option will certainly also be deactivated on request. As the last point, Google mentions that the AMP framework should also work on smart displays this summer in order to optimize the display and display speed of websites.