A slot is an argument to an intent that gives a voice assistant more information about that request.

Consider the following dialogue between a user and Amazon Alexa / Google Assistant:

Amazon Alexa / Google Assistant: What is you name?

User: My name is Elona.

Elona will be a slot in this case.

Infographic - voice application terms - utterances, intents and slots

To learn more slots*, **intents and other key voice terms, please read the first chapter of the Create Alexa Skill and Google Action with BotTalk Course

Slot Types

There are two types of slots voice developers have to work with:

Written by Andrey Esaulov on 12 March 2019

Updated on 05 June 2019