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Mycroft.AI Reviews

Mycroft is the world’s first open source assistant.

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  • Selfhosted AI
    I haven't looked at it recently, but the Mycroft AI virtual assistant project is based on FOSS, self-contained software. I used to have it running on a spare laptop at home. It might be suitable for self-hosted AI experimentation. - Source: Reddit / 23 days ago
  • Sundar Pichai: An important next step on our AI journey
    The AI I'm interested in is of this sort i.e. Where I run and control it locally. I don't want to go on any more "journeys" with Google. The last one start with me rooting for and trusting them (circa IPO.. 2004?) and ended with a dystopian nightmare spy apparatus and abuses like AMP. - Source: Hacker News / about 2 months ago
  • Poor, innocent soul
    There's also one called Mycroft, if that sweetens the deal for Heinlein fans: - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • P.R.I.A | Privacy Respecting Intelligent Assistant
    Haven't looked into it that much myself but I heard at least has good privacy. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Open alternative to Google Assistant/Siri/Alexa?
    Https:// is the one I use at home for mucking around. If you don't want the Raspberry Pi build your own route there is always the Mycroft Mark II. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Anyone making their own Alexa / Siri? I’m tempted.
    It might be pretty easy to incorporate these new models coming out, like GPT-J, into the interface which has already done most of the heavy lifting for managing a task like this. But there's really no chance of running those models on a raspberry pi unless you have the rpi 9k ultra deluxe version that comes out in 2300. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Experts warn people not to put Amazon Echo Alexa devices in their bedrooms
    I haven't heard anything from them in a while, but that's exactly what the Mycroft project is trying to do. Not only is the software FOSS, but you can actually build them yourself with a Pi, a 3D printer, and a handful of off the shelf parts. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Experts warn people not to put Amazon Echo Alexa devices in their bedrooms
    MyCroft? A friend has one, but I'm hoping to set it up via the Home Assistant integration. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Alexia alternatives
    i'm planing a smart things system and I found this smart speaker called mycroft smart speaker( but I can't find any info as to weather it functions with smart things the way Alexia does. Also the dot 4 and 5 have occupancy sensors and I'm not sure how to automate my lights without them? Also I see people saying you shouldn't rely on voice commands but I can't think of a better way to control... - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • How long before this becomes a "performance metric"?
    For those that are a little bit more tech-savvy and concerned about privacy, you can set up something like Mycroft. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Alternative to Alexa that doesn’t talk
    I've been following for a little bit and I'm tempted to set one up to interested with my home automation. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • The failure of Amazon's Alexa shows Microsoft was right to kill Cortana
    Let's be honest, the Federation would surely be using an open-source voice assistant like Mycroft instead. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Voice Control was supposed to be the Future. Is Linux lagging behind?
    I heard about Mycroft, I did not follow the project and I don't know what its current status is, as I find voice control useless for me. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Amazon thought Alexa would be the next iPhone. Turns out it's a 'glorified clock radio.'
    I'm personally interested in the various open-source smart home alternatives like Mycroft - although I'm still hesitant to setup one of these. Maybe one day in the distant future lol. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Amazon Alexa is a “colossal failure,” on pace to lose $10 billion this year
    There are open source versions that you have complete control over that seem interesting to me. If I ever find a compelling desire for one, say in home automation, I'd use an open source version that doesn't spy on me. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • For just $7.99 per month you can be anywhere you want to be with our premium locations!
    Perhaps it is Mycroft's time to shine? Or some other FLOSS assistant, anyway. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • (Rhetorical question) How the hell do NTs do it all?
    The project is called Mycroft, and while they have their own smart speakers for sale, they also provide software so that you can make your own. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Hacker News top posts: Nov 22, 2022
    Mycroft – open source voice assistant\ (33 comments). - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Amazon Alexa is a “colossal failure,” on pace to lose $10B this year
    > I really wish there was an easy way to just put python scripts onto the device or something. Doesn't fit this purpose? Looks like you can ssh in: and has python running on it: Has anyone got one though? - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Amazon is gutting its voice-assistant Alexa. Employees describe a division in crisis and huge losses on 'a wasted opportunity.' Once Jeff Bezos's pet project — it's a sign the business model the company once pioneered is failing.
    There's an open source project called Mycroft that's working on something similar to Alexa. They just sent out an email about the new version of the hardware they make for it. You can buy one of those, or you can build your own thing with their software. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Show HN: I record myself on audio 24x7 and use an AI to process the information
    > One of my pet ideas that *I haven't done* I suspect OP was clear enough. But there exists - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago

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