Botpocalypse Now | CR 217

Botpocalypse Now | CR 217

Special guest Ryan Sipes from Mycroft joins us to discuss his ambitious projects & fulfilling the mission of an open source project.

Plus our thoughts on the impending Bot revolution, the “Internet of APIs” it all depends on & the massive shift that bots could cause in the industry.

We start it all off with a new Coding Challenge!

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— Show Notes: —

216 Coding Challenge

Meet Mycroft

The Adapt Intent Parser is an open source software library for converting natural language into machine readable data structures. Adapt is lightweight and streamlined and is designed to run on devices with limited computing resources. Adapt takes in natural language and outputs a data structure that includes the intent, a match probability, a tagged list of entities. The software was developed at Mycroft AI by a team led by Sean Fitzgerald, formerly one of the developers of both Siri and Amazon Echo.

Mycroft Core is the primary module that makes up the Mycroft Artificial Intelligence platform. Mycroft makes use of the Adapt Intent Parser, Speech-to-Text software, and Text-to-Speech. The idea behind the platform is to be able to voice enable any device and turn it into a smart personal assistant, able to perform a variety of tasks. Mycroft is often used to refer to the hardware product produced by Mycroft AI, Inc. – so to avoid confusion, the software stack is often referred to as “Mycroft Core”.

Mimic is a fast, lightweight Text-to-speech engine developed by Mycroft A.I. and VocaliD, based on Carnegie Mellon University’s FLITE software. Mimic takes in text and reads it out loud to create a high quality voice. Mimic’s low-latency, small resource footprint, and good quality voices set it apart from other open source text-to-speech projects.

The OpenSTT project is aimed at creating an open source speech-to-text model that can be used by individuals and company to allow for high accuracy, low-latency conversion of speech into text.

Currently there are no open source speech-to-text models available, instead this technology is locked deep within large companies either tied to only their own proprietary products and services or behind expensive APIs that, in many cases, don’t respect user privacy.

OpenSTT is being led by members of the Mycroft A.I. team as they strive to create a powerful voice interface and artificial intelligence platform. Our goal is to make this technology available to as many people as possible. We do this by leading development of open source projects, OpenSTT is one of these initiatives.

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