Introduction to Actions on Google

The video version

Why is voice becoming popular ?

Introduction to Actions on Google

  • Actions on Google is a developer platform that lets you create software to extend the functionality of the Google Assistant.
  • It is available across more than 500 million devices, including smart speakers, phones, cars, TVs, headphones, and more.
  • Actions are run entirely in the cloud.
  • Every Action supports a specific intent and has a corresponding fulfillment that processes the intent.
  • The user’s device sends the user’s utterance to the Google Assistant, which routes it to your fulfillment service via HTTP POST requests.
  • Your fulfillment figures out a relevant response and sends that back to the Assistant, which ultimately returns it to the user.
  • Dialogflow is a web based service provided by Google that uses an agent to process user input. The sevice allows you to integrate conversational apps with your Assistant, as well as other conversational platforms.
  • Dialogflow simplifies the task of understanding user input, extracting key words and phrases from the input, and returning responses using Natural Language Understanding (NLU). You can define how all this works within your Dialogflow agent.

Create your first Action

  • Web & App activity
  • Device Information
  • Voice & Audio Activity
  • Enter a project name. This name is for your reference, and you can set an external name that people will see later.
  • Click Create Project. Now skip this page for now.
  • Click Build > Add Action and click on Add your first Action in the next page.
  • On the Custom Intent card, click Build
  • Choose your account and accept the terms of service.
  • Click Create to create a new agent !

And that’s it ! You have created your first Action !

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Adarsh Menon

Adarsh Menon

I make websites and teach machines to predict stuff. I also make YouTube videos — https://www.youtube.com/adarshmenon

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