The Google Assistant SDK will let you run the Assistant on anythingEnlarge / Build your own Google Home with the Assistant SDK.
Today Google is launching yet another Google Assistant feature: The Google Assistant SDK.

This will allow developers to run the Google Assistant on their own hardware prototypes. While the SDK is only launching in “Developer Preview” mode today, this is presumably the beginning of a push for third parties to make their own consumer Google Assistant hardware.
Google says the SDK will allow any device to provide “the full Google Assistant experience.” Together with the “Actions on Google” API that launched last year, developers can create their own voice commands and responses that can control the local device.

Developers are also sent everything in text form so their software can see what’s going on and react to it.

To start listening, the SDK supports both the “OK Google” hotword and a button.
Right now, the Google Assistant is only available on some Android form factors (phones and watches) and products directly from Google, like the Google Home.

The SDK should let it run on just about anything, though.

Google suggests “adding smarts to a toy robot” or just getting up and running quickly on a Raspberry Pi.
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