Chervet started working on Project Alice two years ago, when Snips was first released. He wanted a way to build the ideal home assistant, and Snips was the perfect platform to do that with. It’s a “private-by-design” voice service that can run completely offline, and so removes the concerns many people have about other services. But that’s just the underlying platform, and Chervet still needed to come up with the best way to implement that in his home.
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