I'm working now for several years on voice assistants like Alexa, Google Home, etc. Is there something you always wanted to know about them?
Feel free to share.
It's funny how using an anonymized soverin.net email address, because you want to keep track of who sells your mail address and protect your privacy, can get you into "trouble" while opening a bank account..
Just had to explain myself for several minutes, why it's such a cryptic mail address and why the name of the bank is in the mail address (using the +label in the address).
Finally I built me a *real* Smart Home. Turn your 🔈 on.
Unfortunately I do not yet have a setup, which has any data privacy focus. 🙈
As soon as I have some free time I would like to rebuild that with open source tools.
1. Xiaomi lights added through the Yeelight App into the Alexa Device List
2. Motion Sensor from Philips
3. Amazon Echo
4. Routine in the Alexa App: When motion sensor is triggered, turn on lights and tell a sentence.
@Sony will supposedly remove the light bar from the #PS5 controllers, which is currently used to track you in VR games.
As there is a second generation of PSVR glasses planned, they will most probably introduce a new #VirtualReality tracking system!
Just found another patent for a voice help system called "PlayStation Assist".
A method for providing gaming assistance, wherein game state data includes (...):
character; character race or type; current quest for a first character in the game play (...)
Joshua Montgomery, CEO of Open Source Voice Assistant Mycroft, decided to fight back against patent trolls:
"Patent trolls get paid because short-sighted companies make the decision to pay. Simply put, it is usually cheaper in the short run to pay a troll than it is to litigate. It is also cheaper to give a schoolyard bully your lunch money than it is to visit a doctor. The thing is, once you pay the bully, he’ll just come back again and again and again."
The Voice interface will soon take over gaming consoles.
Sony just patented a range of voice interactions inside of games.
You'll be able to ask
"How can I defeat this boss?"
"How can I craft that item?"
"The method provides an operation for processing game data of the player for determining the current state of the player (...) and processing game data of other players that have completed the objective by advancing to the subsequent state from the current state."
Freelance UX Designer for Voice, VR and Websites.
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