Albert AI now lets you create Google Assistant actions from a Word document
One easy way to build apps (or, in Google’s parlance, ‘actions’) for the Google Home is with Albert, from NoHold, which lets you transform a Word document into a fully-functional chatbot with just a matter of clicks.
Albert is essentially an AI tool that looks at how at the structure of a document, and determines how it can be transformed into an interactive bot that can be interrogated by a user for information. It picks out the choice details, and can work out what you’re referring to when you ask it a question.
Albert plays nice with pretty much anything that uses Google Assistant. That includes the Google Assistant app, obviously, as well as Google Home, and Android Wear. That said, it’s pricey. One Google Assistant action costs $100 per month, while 3 and 5 actions cost $240 and $375 a month respectively.
And that that price it pretty well rules out most home users! But it's early days and similar products will come to market and the price will invariably come down. There is more info on Albert AI itself at http://www.albertai.com/.
It’s already available for Amazon Alexa.