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Chris Ramsdale, Product Manager, Google Assistant SDK

June 05, 2017

Chris Ramsdale

Foss Bytes: Google Assistant Gets Native SDK to Attract Developers

..... The latest move by the search giant is aimed at building an artificial intelligence (AI) powered ecosystem that is not just limited to Google apps and services and is also open to all developers."With this SDK, you can now start building your own hardware prototypes that include the Google Assistant, like a self-built robot or a voice-enabled smart mirror," wrote Chris Ramsdale, product manager of Google Assistant, in a blog post.The SDK comes bundled with a gRPC API, a Python-based open source client that handles authentication and access to the API, samples and documentation. Also, there are bindings for languages such as Java, Python, C#, Node.js and Ruby.The cross-language support empowers the Google Assistant SDK to enable prototyping on hardware ranging from a smartphone or tablet to a Raspberry Pi 3.Although Google has precisely provided most of the major features of the Assistant through the SDK, it still does not have the core hot word support. .....

May 20, 2017

Chris Ramsdale

Google Assistant is spreading, but it needs its own ‘Echo Dot’ – CNET

The man who showed off this voice controlled mix master also hosted a session in which he described the possibilities for the future of Google’s voice control platform. Chris Ramsdale, the lead product manager for the company’s digital assistant, talked about building it into Wi-Fi routers, cars, and ovens. Ramsdale wasn’t making product announcements for Google, instead he was getting a room full of developers excited about the possibilities of Google’s smart home. .....