#Snips is an upcoming open privacy-friendly alternative to invasive voice assistants like Siri or Alexa.
Instead of sending your voice to be processed elsewhere, the processing happens offline on the device itself:
It's not yet ready for ordinary users, but there's an official site for developers/hobbyists who want to have a go at making their own Snips device:
@switchingsocial So now i am going to follow the progress on Snips and Mycroft.
I don't think Mycroft works offline though?
@switchingsocial I think so too but hey better then nothing.
@switchingsocial The website kinda sucks.
I don't quite follow. That's an order form for development kit hardware?
You don't have to use it, the software is open source.
@switchingsocial There is a lot of text that goes off the right hand side.
Ah, fair enough. I guess they haven't designed it properly for mobiles :/
Yeah, it is too hidden really. I had to do an internet search to find it.
ahhh! that does explain it.
unfortunately, not a unique anti-pattern
Voice Panel for Home Assistant - Apps on Google Play
Voice Panel is a open source Voice Assistant for Home Assistant powered by the Snips Voice Platform. Snips provides a private, powerful, and customizable voice assistant technology that processes all language input on the device, nothing is ever sent to the cloud. Voice Panel uses Snips to act as a voice interface for Home Assistant.
If it's open and works offline, they can't get your data.
What worries me more are things like Mycroft that route everyone's queries through their servers. If they get bought, people's data is vulnerable.
@switchingsocial I've already done some tests and mini-projects with Snips and I love it! Runs fine on a RaspberryPi 2/3, and the developper console is quite good!
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