Want an open-source alternative to Amazon's Alexa or the Google Assistant? You can with a Raspberry Pi and Mycroft

Once you start using a smart speaker to set reminders, play the news, or turn the lights on, it's hard to go back. But if you want the convenience of voice control without the data-collecting tech giant behind the scenes, an open-source project called Mycroft is a great alternative. And you can run it right on a Raspberry Pi.

Mycroft is a free, open-source voice assistant designed to run on Linux-based devices. It works similarly to Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant: You say a phrase like "Hey Mycroft" to wake it up, give it a command, and it'll respond with its own computer-generated voice. Mycroft even uses the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo as its search engine instead of Google when you ask for information.

The only extra hardware needed is a USB based speaker/microphone.

See https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371687/how-to-make-your-own-open-source-voice-assistant-with-raspbe/7

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Want an open-source alternative to Amazon's Alexa or the Google Assistant? Download Mycroft onto Raspberry Pi for a privacy-focused voice assistant.

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