Build your own AI powered voice assistant

What if you have a personal assistant that can do all your tasks in some fraction of seconds?. How cool it will be to have it working for you 24×7 / 365 days a year?. No, we are not fooling you, you might already have it with you.

Yes, we are talking about the AI-powered voice assistant on your smartphone.

In this article, we are providing you with the way to create your own AI powered voice assistant to get your tasks done as fast as possible. So without further ado let’s get right into it.

Popular Use of AI

AI (Artificial Intelligence) is playing a very significant role in people lives, there is no doubt about it.

Today, many people rely on AI-powered devices to get their daily tasks done. Tasks such as from booking a movie ticket to having a doctor’s appointment they make the use of AI. The best example, in this case, is Google’s Assistant.

Yes, It is one of the most widely used AI-powered voice assistant on this planet.

The best part about this is that Google itself is responsible for the betterment. And they are still doing very well with it. Now, the question arises can we also make our own personalized AI-powered voice assistant?. Then the answer is yes.

Also Read– Best free online Artificial Intelligence courses

Kindly follow the article below to learn more about it.

Benefits of creating AI Personal Assistant

Creating your own AI Personal Assistant is not an easy job. You will need to have good coding skill with a logical mindset.

Why? because only then you will be able to work hard on it and keep it updated and optimized enough to gain the performance and end-user experience.

Steps of creating your own AI-powered voice assistant

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Step 1:  Use of Api.Ai

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Api.Ai is a framework which is used to develop artificial intelligence bots with the help of NLP “Natural Language Processing”.

For better understanding consider the example below.

Imagine that you are on the first day of your college trying to learn C Programming. You don’t have any prior knowledge of the subject.  And also what kind of questions you will be asked by a teacher, or how to answer them.

But luckily soon the teacher taught you a way on how to solve ONE kind of a problem.

You found it easy and gathered some courage to solve it on your own. Not only that you also figured it out that you can solve all the problems that follow a similar pattern. As a result, you will successfully start solving the problems one by one. This is how Api.Ai works.

Similarly, in the very beginning, your AI will have no knowledge of anything. You will have to teach it how to reply to specific phrases. After it learns how to reply to those specific phrases you will be good to go.

Step 2: Getting Started

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So looks like you are all set to get started.

Let’s begin it by visiting as you can see in the image above. Click on the “Signup for free” option and once the page loads up tap “Sign In” and log in using your Google Account credentials.

Once you are done with this you will be greeted with a Terms of Service page after authentication. Just Click on “Accept“.

After doing all this you will enter in the Console which is so called as the work-space. There you will manage and create your own AI Assitant.

In Api.Ai, Assistants are commonly known as “Agents“. An Agent as a whole is your Assistant which is also called as the bot.

Click on “Create Agent” inside the blue box, below is the introductory video to make your very first Agent (we will be referring to the AI Assistant as Agent or by “JARVIS” from now on.)

Step 3: Birth of Ai

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Once you are done with this, you will be presented with a screen, to add basic details of your Agent.

Add the details by following the image above. Don’t forget to put the name and description different accordingly.

Click on the “SAVE” button at the top right to save your Agent. Make sure to get used to in saving your agent very often, as API.AI doesn’t provide any Autosave feature, and you have to manually save your agent every time the changes are made. So keep this in your mind.

Step 4: Familiarizing with the Console

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The console is where the real magic begins.

As you can see in the image above the bar on the left (Intents) is where you train your bot to respond to phrases a user might ask.

The “Test Console” on the right image is where you, as a user will test your assistant, to see if it is giving the right response or not.

Our main focus in this article is only on 2 sections INTENTS & ENTITIES

INTENTS –  Intents is where you provide details of phrases a User might ask to the bot and train your Assistant on how to respond to those phrases.

ENTITIES – Consider entities as variables that store data. Though the data can be retrieved and used later. Api.Ai provides a vast range of prebuilt entities such as location, time, etc. You are also free to make your own entities to store names, movie lists which is a very cool feature to have.

Default Fallback Intent: By now you must be wondering about what is Default Fallback Intent on the screen?. The DFI (Default Fallback Intent) is an Intent that only will be triggered if your Assistant fails to match the phrases said by the user. In simple words just think of it like you saying “I Don’t Know or I have no idea” when someone asks you a question you have no idea how to answer it.

After getting familiarized with the console you can start working on your own AI-Powered voice assistant. Best of luck with it.

Also Read- Difference between AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Conclusion – So this was all regarding the creation of your own AI-powered voice assistant. If you find it useful then do let us know in the comment section below. Would love to hear that.

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