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Mycroft: An Open Source Artificial Intelligence For Everyone

A project in by Joshua Montgomery

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Uses natural language to control Internet of Things. Built on Raspberry Pi this whole home A.I. plays media, controls lights & more.
Backers: 1120
Average Pledge Per Backer: $114

Funded: $127,520 of $99,000
Dates: Aug 11th -> Sep 10th (30 days)
Project By: Joshua Montgomery
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Latest News

Mycroft Announces a Kickstarter Campaign for the Mark II AI Assistant

January 23rd - via:
Mycroft AI is a home voice assistant similar Google Home and Amazon Alexa. But, unlike those, Mycroft is completely open source. You can purchase a ready-to-use device, or just install the software on something like a Raspberry Pi. (Read More)

KC's Mycroft AI nets Mozilla partnership, $1.75M funding injection

January 18th - via:
"Companies are aware that if they don't already compete with Amazon or Google, they will some day. They're looking to deploy technology that doesn't send all of their user interactions to Google or Amazon, and that is where we can help." (Read More)

We've Funded!

September 8th - via:
As most of you probably know at this point, we've funded! We want to thank all of our backers for getting us to this point - YOU'RE ALL AWESOME! We also want to thank those super-backers and fans who shared the Mycroft project on social media and... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2: Mycroft Camera Accessory

September 5th - via:
So far we've talked a lot about Mycroft listening to you, but what if he could see you? Today we are announcing our second stretch goal, a Mycroft camera accessory. The possibilities with this accessory are near limitless. So far we've talked about... (Read More)

We're Almost There!

September 4th - via:
That's right, we're almost there! We have approximately 10% left to go and we'll be funded! The team is working vigorously to get the campaign in front of as many people as possible so we can finish strong! Going into our last five days with around... (Read More)

The #VoiceOfMycroft

August 28th - via:
Backers and fans, we want to hear from you! Today we are launching our #VoiceOfMycroft online campaign where we want YOU to Tweet, Google+ or Facebook what voice you think Mycroft should have if he could have any voice! We put together a video of our... (Read More)

Strech Goal #1: Mycroft Controls Your Linux Desktop

August 27th - via:
We're announcing our first stretch goal today! If our campaign reaches $125k we will release Mycroft software to control your Linux desktop. This will enable you to launch applications, control media, and change settings with just your voice. Mycroft... (Read More)

Mycroft AI partners with Lucid Labs

August 17th - via:
Mycroft IA has partnered with Lucid Labs to further develop the audio capabilities of Mycroft, the world's first open source artificial intelligence (AI). Lucid Labs develops high end digital to audio converters (DACs), DMX lighting controls,... (Read More)

Mycroft partners with Canonical to bring Snappy Ubuntu Core to Mycroft

August 13th - via:
We are pleased to announce that we've reached an agreement with Canonical to deploy Mycroft on the Snappy Ubuntu Core platform.  Adopting Snappy will allow Mycroft to benefit from several emerging Ubuntu containerization and app delivery... (Read More)

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August 13th - via:
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Additional Rewards Posted

August 11th - via:
By popular demand we've added three new tiers of rewards.  Backers can now get both 3-Paks and  5-paks of the Mycroft Extendable.  Backers can also get the Mycroft Basic in 3-Paks.Thanks for all of the support.  (Read More)

Your Privacy

August 11th - via:
We are updating our campaign to address the questions about streaming all your conversations to the cloud for analyzing. Mycroft does not stream to remote STT (Speech-To-Text) engines until he gets his keyword, until then all processing is done... (Read More)

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