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How does Google's Assistant SDK affect the chatbots scene?


(alap) #1

Hello all!

I am new to the chatbots scene and working on an MVP.
Recently Google announced their Assistant SDK that uses API.ai. I was surprised to learn how this SDK virtually covers all kinds of chatbots under it’s umbrella and makes it easily available on Android phones.

I’m afraid that this might dwarf standalone chatbot apps/integrations. Am I right in thinking so?


(Vik Kimyani) #2

Maybe I misread it but I saw it as a way to build your own Alexa or Google voice type assistant into your own device, just like the Alexa SDK. You would still need to do a lot of work to make a chatbot and there are better platforms out there for conversational design.