Well, boy is my face red. I identified the wrong Google product to use to create chatbots. (also, I’m writing this while getting in a few minutes of exercise on my FitDesk stationary bike).
In my previous post, I identified the Hangouts Chat API as the Google product to build chatbots. Oops. I think that’s the product to use to add a chatbot into Hangouts Chat.
No, the correct product to build chatbots is Google Dialogflow. Dialogflow is where one would build the interactions that could be used in another environment, such as Hangouts.
I’ve been interested in learning languages for most of my life. One thing I struggle with is making the jump from class, book, or app to conversation.
Today I had a thought – what if we used chatbots as a stepping stone between the book/app knowledge and real-world conversations?
I work for Google, so my first thought was to see if Google has a Chatbot API. Turns out, there’s a Hangouts Chatbot API that can be used for free. Score!
But it’s not the only free chatbot API out there – here’s a list of 10 chatbot APIs (including Google’s)
Now the question is – which ones make it easy (or even possible) to build chatbots in another language?