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by jamesmith0246 » Tue Jan 28 2020 10:03
michelangelo wrote:Thank you guys for the very constructive replies, that's exactly the kind of debate I was hoping for.
I'll set up a short "tag cloud" of all the points coming up in the discussion in the first post so we have an handy sum of this brainstorming.
Personally, I really want to understand if our community thinks an AI Assistant will be good or not for Volumio before committing the time and effort to make it happen. And if yes, what should it do and to which extent.
I was expecting the privacy topic (as some pointed out, this is our day and age most frightening issue) and couldn't agree more with that. I have myself a lot of Voice assistant gadgets (Amazon echo and similia) and just can't keep them turned on knowing they listen to everything I say.
The idea (at least the early ideas I have on my mind) is to have a voice button on the UI (therefore user selectable and not always on) to perform voice operated commands and queries.
The rationale here is that for some complex actions and queries, voice commands can be more handy and quick than touchscreens and keyboard. However, I admit that this alone is not a point strong enough to make it happen.
Appreciate also the suggestion of integrating existing voice assistants such as google and amazon's rather than having our own. From a technical standpoint now that we have MyVolumio that will be fairly trivial (it won't be possible with ordinary Volumio for mere networking reasons). However, with those services we could not get more than play this or search for that.
Don't forget that Voice control is not the real deal here: there's a powerful AI component and this is the hot topic. CloudConstable is using IBM Watson's AI tech (basically the state of the art of AI as of now).
This means that we have a chance here to do something tailored to what we think is going to be cool for our music consumption habits with the help of AI. It means to be able to do something that ordinary voice assistant can't do, and do it in a way dedicated to music discovery and listening.
Thing is, as of now the only cool idea I had was "Search me this album of this artist of this year", and this is probably not enough, so let's see if we have some more ideas on the topic (aka what AI + Voice commands can be good for in our use case).
by Darmur » Fri May 15 2020 19:30