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Weekly QuEST Discussion Topics 22 July

QuEST 22 July 2016

This week we will have a discussion from a colleague who is in the area working with our cyber guys – but his company is focused on the issues in making natural language processing useful in items we deal with daily (example cars, appliances, …).  As we’ve been discussing Question/ Answer systems we will use this target of opportunity to talk with someone trying to transition this technology.

Mycroft.

Mycroft is the open source community’s answer to Siri, Cortana, Google Now and Amazon Echo that is being adopted by the Ubuntu Linux community.  The technology allows developers to include natural language processing in anything from a refrigerator to an automobile.  We are developing the entire stack including speech to text, intent parsing, skills framework and text to speech.  The team is beginning to make extensive use of machine learning to both process speech and determine user intent.  We have a very active user community and are working with students at several universities to improve and extend the technology.  They got started by pitching a product through Kickstarter and now have deals to be included in the base install of upcoming Ubuntu distributions.  It will be interesting to see how the open source community develops and forks their codebase compared to how the Google’s and Apple’s develop theirs.

Home Page: https://mycroft.ai/

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aiforeveryone/mycroft-an-open-source-artificial-intelligence-for

Kickstarter YouTube: http://ostatic.com/blog/mycroft-a-startup-is-focusing-on-open-source-ai-for-the-home

News: http://ostatic.com/blog/mycroft-a-startup-is-focusing-on-open-source-ai-for-the-home

News: http://news.softpedia.com/news/mycroft-uses-ubuntu-and-snaps-to-deliver-a-free-intelligent-personal-assistant-506097.shtml

News: http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/mycroft-ai-intelligent-personal-assistant-gets-major-update-for-gnome-desktops-506207.shtml

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