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Mycroft Available as Raspberry Pi Image

The open source Mycroft voice assistant is now available as an easy to install Raspberry Pi image. Hackers, developers and makers can now download and deploy the world’s first full feature open source voice assistant.

Why Mycroft is Important

Why Mycroft is Important

From our CEO, Joshua Montgomery: In November Albert Wenger at Union Square Ventures wrote a short piece titled “Voice Interfaces: Open Alternative is an Opportunity” In it he highlights his belief that existing platforms like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are a...

Crowdfunding Promises and Pitfalls

Crowdfunding Promises and Pitfalls

In this post I want to talk about crowdfunding and address some questions we've been hearing from a few backers.  I'll also introduce our policy allowing a backer to change their status. Promises of Crowdfunding Kickstarter and Indiegogo have created a fabulous...

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (shipping update)

This brief update is a follow-up about the first article boards we've received. You can click the video to listen while reading this post, then blame me the rest of the day when you find yourself whistling the hook....

Giving Thanks (along with a Shipping Update)

Giving Thanks (along with a Shipping Update)

In the United States, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season running to the end of the year.  Today I'll reflect on the year that has nearly passed as well as update you on hardware production. Shipping Update Before I blather on I'll get to what many...

Halloween Update: Trick or Treat

Halloween Update: Trick or Treat

I'm a big fan of Halloween.  I had over 100 kids come to my door last night displaying their creativity in both the themes and execution of their costumes, and I was happy to reward them with a little candy.  But this season is known not only for treats, but also for...

The Future of … Everything!

The Future of … Everything!

It has been another exciting and busy week (and weekend) for the Mycroft team.  This week seemed to be all about the future ... the future of voice interfaces, the Future of Cooking, the future of funding.  Keep reading to see what all the future holds and what that...

Shipping Update, LaunchKC and AI for Everyone

Shipping Update, LaunchKC and AI for Everyone

The last two weeks have been a flurry of activity around Mycroft HQ as we pushed forward with hardware production and software development and simultaneously competed in the LaunchKC startup competition.  All of this ended in positive results, but none of it has been...

Phonemes and Visemes in Pairs, Oh My!

Phonemes and Visemes in Pairs, Oh My!

This week I'm going to do a little geek dive into the theories behind our technology. Specifically, I'll be looking at what goes into text to speech (TTS) — i.e. what allows Mycroft to talk back to you. Phonemes Text to speech is really a kind of translation. We all...

Mycroft’s National Tour

The team is hard at work behind the scenes making sure they do their best to deliver product to those who back our crowdfunding campaigns. Instead of staying quiet for weeks during that process I thought I would share a few photos our CEO, Joshua Montgomery, took...