How to Make Your Own Open-Source Voice Assistant With Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi #Mycroft
Open source solution for voice assistance. Via PCMag:
Mycroft is a free, open-source voice assistant designed to run on Linux-based devices. It works similarly to Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant: You say a phrase like “Hey Mycroft” to wake it up, give it a command, and it’ll respond with its own computer-generated voice.
Mycroft has been around for quite a few years, but it’s recently gained a bit more notoriety thanks to privacy concerns surrounding data collection at Amazon and Google. Unlike those assistants, Mycroft only collects data if you opt in during setup. And for the users who do opt in, Mycroft promises never to sell your data to advertisers or third parties—instead, it only uses it to help developers improve the product. Mycroft even uses the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo as its search engine instead of Google when you ask for information.
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