Building an open source voice assistant

This is a tutorial how to build an open source voice assistant from scratch for educational purposes with Rhasspy on a Raspberry Pi.

About the picture that greets the virtual visitor

The header of this website shows part of the painting "The Gramineous Bicycle" by Max Ernst (1920). Max Ernst was an early twentieth century artist and pioneer of the Dada movement. Ernst was reportely fascinated with microscopic images, cutting edge technolgy at that time. The picture combines organic forms with mechanical parts, resembling microorganisms that ride bicycles.

What will conversation design look like in 10 years?

On the future of a precarious profession

Getting to know each other

What is Conversational AI and what is Conversation Analysis?

The quest for more natural talk between humans and voice bots

Dreaming of talking robots.

Automatic speech recognition. The state of the art.

An introduction to current automatic speech recognition systems.

Getting computers to do conversation analysis

Possibilities and limitations.

Principles of speech technology development and system design

On the conceptualization of language engineering.

Approaches to representing context and intentions in conversational AI

A review of formalisms that aim to capture intents in language modelling

Can Conversational AI advance the science of talk and language use?

Can the science of language use be advanced using dialog systems, conversational AI, or language models?