I think it's important to have a Free alternative, or people that want to take advantage of this kind of technology will have no options.
"The next great platform shift is underway, and that could be really bad for privacy"
@mike the whole concept of smart speakers makes me really uncomfortable. I’d never own one, I don’t think.
@kev The whole concept? How so?
@mike acdevice listening in constantly.
@kev @mike Still though, #google is listening, I believe #apple is too just hides it better and #facebook went with it publicly too I think? So in case you own a common #android device or even have any of #facebook apps installed, I'd say it's already late for you.
@kev Then Mycroft is a great solution for you! The "Picroft" version is compatible with the Google AIY Voice Kit (which is all hardware so don't let the "Google" part throw you off"). Instead of listening all the time, it's got a button that you push when you want to talk to it. Most of the benefits, none of the listening to you all the time.
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