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Meet Mycroft, The Open Source Alternative To Amazon Echo and Google Home

Uses natural language to control Internet of Things. Built on Raspberry Pi this whole home A.I. plays media, controls lights & more.

is the world's first open source, open hardware home A.I. platform. It is a state of the art A.I. based on Raspberry Pi 2 and Arduino - two of the world's most popular open development platforms.

See mycroft.ai/mark1/

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@danie10 I'm not absolutely sure that starting and open project with a name that begins in "Mycr..." and ends in "...oft" is the best idea ever to avoid confusion...

@danie10 @poujolrost

How does it do speech recognition? Through google or amazon echo api? :D

@danie10 Unfortunately, "state of the art" is a bit of a stretch.

@danie10 And unfortunately, for now it still sends your speech to Google's APIs. But Mozilla may soon release pretrained deep speech models, so this may change... /me hopes

@danie10 They do an awesome job (I use mimic a lot and it's awesome). But the website doesn't really work (links, videos,...).

@danie10 @jjg close to our discussion of open voice control agents, uses a central server (?) but not sure what data is sent there - seems skills are run locally?

@loppear @danie10 I’ve heard of this before but it seems like there was a snag (like it uses a google service to do speech to text or something like that?)

@danie10 @jjg @loppear
Does it work? Last time I heard about it people from had a good laugh

@danie10 @jjg @loppear
Yeah, but it's a joke really. I mean I can vote for that as a FOSS user but I won't recommend it to anyone else.