The Voice Kit includes the same VoiceHAT (Hardware Accessory on Top), mic board, speaker, components, connectors, and cardboard box to keep it all together, as was offered when the kit was first given away with the MagPi magazine.
The Google Assistant SDK is configured by default to bring hotword detection, voice control, natural language understanding, Google's smarts, and more to the Voice Kit. Users can extend the project further with local vocabularies using TensorFlow, Google's open source machine learning framework for custom voice user interfaces. Projects built using the kit include a Dalek-voiced assistant and a voice-activated internet streaming radio.
Google said the positive reception to Voice Kit means other projects will follow.
"We'll soon bring makers the "eyes," "ears," "voice" and sense of "balance" to allow simple, powerful device interfaces," Billy Rutledge, director of AIY Projects at Google wrote in a blogpost.