[REQUEST] Google Assistant (AI voice agent) speech recognition addon in Kodi

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RockerC Offline
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Just read that Google has now released a Python-based Google Assistant SDK that’s designed for prototyping voice agent technology, see:
If someone have the interest and Python coding skills then perhaps this SDK could be made into a Kodi service addon for voice control?



Google Assistant SDK developer preview is available for download, initially optimized for the Raspberry Pi, but there is also support for x86 and the library looks to also be portable to other platforms too:
Basic hardware requirements - Before you begin, you'll need the following components:
  • A device running on one of the supported platforms, with internet connectivity
  • A microphone
  • A speaker

PS: I guess for it to get a more high wife acceptance factor you would either need a microphone on your remote control for Kodi or buy/build a microphone array device, like ex:
(This post was last modified: 2017-07-24 14:53 by RockerC.)
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FYI, Google have now released developer preview 0.2.0 of the Google Assistant library for Python

https://developers.google.com/assistant/...ease-notes

New features in this new developer preview 0.2.0 version are:
  • Initial release of the library for Python.
  • Ok Google and Hey Google hotword support for voice activation
  • Ability to set alarms and timers.
Previous developer preview 0.1.0 release version already had:
  • gRPC - An RPC API is available to communicate with the Google Assistant.
  • Python sample code is available.
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If you didn't see the latest edition of MagPi magazine included Google Voice hardware as a free cover gift.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/free-ai...-magpi-57/
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(2017-05-18 12:35)popcornmix Wrote:  If you didn't see the latest edition of MagPi magazine included Google Voice hardware as a free cover gift.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/free-ai...-magpi-57/
Read about that just a few hours after raspberry.org announcement and I was already too late ordering it, and assume the same for most of us not living in a country where they sell the MagPi Magazine in brick-and-mortar stores since it was by then impossible to find issue #57 in an online store. Would have ordered at least five or more of that MagPi issue with the kit if I still had the chance.

I do however have two official Google Home speakers (imported from the United states) and they work great in Sweden, even though it is English only.

Again, Google Assistant with hot-word activation for voice control with Google Home is awesome when used together with Chromecast Audio!


Off-topic; just like I do for Kodi, I now recommend Chromecast Audio to everyone I met because it is a great product, which relatest to this other request:

http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=282074

Combination of Google Assistant voice control and Chromecast Audio for multiroom music playback is simply the coolest product since Kodi/XBMC!
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Bumping this as Google have now released developer preview 0.0.3 version of the Google Assistant Library

https://developers.google.com/assistant/...ease-notes

New features in this version is:
  • Support for Python v2.7
  • Support for x86_64 Linux
  • Various bug fixes and improvements in error messaging

Coming soon (in the next developer preview version):
  • Improved device control APIs
  • Companion app SDK
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