Actions built for Google Home are now available for Google Assistant on phone
New interfaces for actions:
Purchases are also built in via google wallet. Google facilitated Payments.
New app directory for google actions. Shortcuts will allow you to more easily market the action.
Actions console on Google
Google Home can now do phone calls to any number in US and Canada. The number is generic, but you can use your personal #.
Actions on Google development platform.
Now available on Android and iOS. Includes transactions.
Google.ai is the new hub for artificial intelligence at Google. IO17
Designing for Voice Interactions: value of voice interactions: speed, simplicity, ubiquity
- Keep people comfortable
- Ask questions that are easy to answer
- Structure information in a way that supports easy recall
- Capabilities: recognize what users say. understand what they mean.
People have higher expectations for voice accuracy. spend extra time planning for exceptions. make it really easy to get back on track. leverage techniques used in everyday conversations.
Conversation UI and why it matters.