Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Get Started

As a first step in learning how to work with Oracle Digital Assistant, you may want to create some empty skills and digital assistants that you can play with. Here are some things that you can do to get started.

Create a Digital Assistant

  • Click icon to open the side menu to open the side menu, select Development > Digital Assistants, and click New Digital Assistant.

Add a Skill to a Digital Assistant

To add a skill to a digital assistant:

  1. Click icon to open the side menu to open the side menu, select Development > Digital Assistants, and double-click your digital assistant.

  2. Click Add Skill.

  3. In the tile for the skill you want to add, click icon for Add Skill.

    If you don't find the skill you are looking for, it might not be published yet. (A skill has to be published before it appears in the skills catalog and can be added to a digital assistant).

  4. Click the Close button to close the Skills Catalog and display the page for the skill in the digital assistant.
  5. Scroll down to the Interaction Model section of the page and make sure that the Invocation value is the name that you want users to use to invoke the skill.

    This name should adhere to these Invocation Name Guidelines.

  6. Provide some example utterances that would be typical of how a user would invoke the skill.

    These utterances will be used as selectable options in the digital assistant's default welcome and help states.

Create a Skill

  • Click icon to open the side menu to open the side menu, select Development > Skills, and click New Skill.

Get a Skill from the Skill Store

Digital Assistant comes with a skill store containing skills that you can use in your digital assistants.

To get a skill from the Digital Assistant Skill Store:

  1. Click icon to open the side menu to open the side menu and select Development > Store.

  2. In the tile for the skill that you want to add, click icon to open the Options menu and select Pull.

You can then add such a skill to your digital assistant in one of these ways:

  • As is.

  • In modified form (which requires you to first clone it).

Skill Store

The Digital Assistant Skill Store offers a range of skills that work with and expose Oracle Cloud services.

You can access it by clicking icon to open the side menu to open the side menu and selecting Development > Store.

Note

By default, only one version of each skill is displayed (the version that was most recently updated). To view all versions of a particular skill, click Show all versions of this skill icon.