abarbarian Posted April 19, 2018 Share Posted April 19, 2018 Mycroft Mark II: The Open Source Answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home That Doesn’t Spy on You Brief: If you want a smart speaker cum virtual assistant like Amazon Echo and Google Home that doesn’t spy on you, Mycroft Mark II is what you are looking for. The open source device is open for pre-order via its crowdfunding campaign. This is the era of virtual home assistants. From setting alarms to get weather information, from playing your favorite music to play Netflix for you, these virtual assistants do it all. You just need to call their name and ask them the questions. You don’t even have to be nice to them, not that it hurts. All you need is a device that uses these virtual assistants. The Kickstarter campaign, https://www.kickstarter.com/project...t-mark-ii-the-open-voice-assistant?ref=7cauwu The current Indiegogo campaign, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mycroft-mark-ii-the-open-voice-assistant#/ For those with a 3D printer, Mark II Dev Kit – DIY Are you a hacker or maker that loves to put things together? Choose this reward and get the chance to build it yourself! This reward comes with the PCBs, LCD, speakers and necessary cables, but no housing. This reward will ships with documentation, CAD files for 3D printing, and an SD card fully loaded with everything you need! https://mycroft.ai/ The Mycroft home page contains more information, Install on a Desktop, buy a Mycroft Mark 1, or build with a Raspberry Pi. See what potential open source AI has to offer! A list of current "SKILLS" that Mycroft can do. https://github.com/MycroftAI/mycroft-skills/blob/master/README.md#community-contributed-skill-list I like the sound of Mycroft. Even at this early stage it looks to have some neat and useful skills. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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