When it comes to Voice Assistants, Amazon Echo and Google Home are dominating the market. Still, it is good to have a challenger from time to time to shake up the market and therefore we’re highlighting Mycroft Mark II by Joshua Montgomery.

This voice assistant wants to be the answer when it comes to maintaining privacy and data independence. This is smart as we know that Amazon and Google are now actually listening to your daily conversations. Add to that, that it is open source and the Mycroft Mark II has a very good chance to gain good market share.

What can it do:

  • Play Music
  • Timers
  • Weather
  • IoT
  • Wikipedia
  • Alarms

The list goes on and on. You can already have a Mycroft Mark II for $89 if you’re an early bird.

Latest News

Mycroft Mark II offers something its digital assistant competitors can't: Privacy and openness

Mycroft Mark II offers something its digital assistant competitors can't: Privacy and openness

February 14, 2018 - TechRepublic

In fact, you could get the Mycroft experience on a number of platforms. That first release targeted more toward developers and enthusiasts showed much promise. It was rough around the edges, but the spirit of open source was thick in the project and...

Finally, an AI voice assistant that doesn't collect and monetize your data

Finally, an AI voice assistant that doesn't collect and monetize your data

February 8, 2018 - Digital Trends

Here in reality, we don't have a sentient computer that's truly on our side — but we might, soon. The Mycroft Mark II, as it's called, is a new smart speaker that recently landed on Kickstarter, and, unlike the more familiar models such as the Amazon...

Developing an Open Source Voice Assistant: Interview with Mycroft AI's Steve Penrod

Developing an Open Source Voice Assistant: Interview with Mycroft AI's Steve Penrod

February 11, 2018 - All About Circuits

Mycroft is an industry first. Where Amazon Echo and Google Home are unsurprisingly closed-lipped about their data gathering, we know that recordings gathered from these devices are stored for later use (whatever that might be). Mycroft Mark II, by...

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