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Video: Voice-Command System Rivals Siri

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far911
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Gadget
far911   7/26/2014 1:56:44 PM
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It is indeed a nice piece of gadget by enterprising students.Seems very helpful in maintaining our daily base routine.

Nancy Golden
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Great Project
Nancy Golden   7/26/2014 1:58:23 PM
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What I love most is the affordability and the DIY aspect. Both of these qualities make it an ideal project for getting people excited about technology and it is just plain fun - I am going to suggest it to my teenage son. The only thing I don't like is the robotic voice is hard to understand, but you can't argue with the price and that would only go up if it were improved...kudos to these young men for both their accomplishment and their desire to share it!

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Re: Great Project
Daniyal_Ali   7/28/2014 1:12:32 AM
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They not only made everything 100% open source but are always there to help the users to deal with their queries so that anyone can setup his own Jasper without any difficulties.
Good software developers can also contribute to Jasper by adding their expertise to the project and integrating things that are missing. It is indeed a very nice customizable project for everyone.

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Re: Great Project
Nancy Golden   7/28/2014 10:17:50 AM
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They not only made everything 100% open source but are always there to help the users to deal with their queries so that anyone can setup his own Jasper without any difficulties.

Providing tech support is a huge plus - everything about this project makes it ideal for exciting interest in technology. I could see this as a cool project for in high school classrooms or electronic clubs.

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Male vs female voices
NadineJ   7/28/2014 11:15:28 PM
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Both siri and cortana use melodic female voices. Jasper is male and sounds a little tinny.

Maybe it's a left over from 60's sci-fi but I'd prefer the voice of Majel Barrett, the computer from the original Star Trek, over Douglas Rain, the voice of Hal.

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Re: Male vs female voices
Cabe Atwell   7/29/2014 2:16:48 AM
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There has been an enormous boom to the Smarthome effort.

This is a field ripe for the picking! 

 

AnandY
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Teaching AIs
AnandY   7/30/2014 6:36:24 AM
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AIs come with predefined knowledge and newer knowledge can be updated through software patches, but what about being taught by the user? I think mobile AIs should include a system that allows it to be taught things by users, like we teach a baby so that it can communicate with us appropriately. This can either be voice commanded or can be through a slight programming of the inputs.

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Re: Male vs female voices
AnandY   7/30/2014 6:36:29 AM
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@NadineJ: When I think about the gender of voices in a smartphone AI, I always think about male voices. It?s hard to choose between the two, but I think male voices selection should be made. I personally like the voice of the Nanosuit 1.0 from the Crysis video game series. It has an extremely soothing macho voice. You really get goose bumps when you choose cloak to hide from aliens and it bellows ?Cloak Engaged? while the aliens move past you without noticing you.

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Re: Male vs female voices
NadineJ   7/30/2014 10:56:22 AM
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AnandY- I like systems that allow the user to choose.  Some GPS devices have that option.  In a study I read ages ago, a slim majority choose a female voice with a posh British accent.

This could be used to help people rise above gender bias.  Why is that we prefer a strong macho voice (aka male) in certain situations?  The media has changed everything.

NadineJ
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Re: Male vs female voices
NadineJ   7/30/2014 10:57:38 AM
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Cabe - Do I hear a copycat?  Is it male, female or gender neutral?

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