Two of the co-creators of Siri have created Viv, which sounds pretty impressive. As I learned when working on SARAH, a personal/digital assistant needs to have an awareness of “context,” and Viv seems to have that, and a lot of knowledge about how to order a pizza. The story is here on the Washington Post.
I took a few days off from life last week, went to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and hacked the heck out of SARAH. This short new video shows some of the major changes to SARAH’s UI and capabilities:
To learn more about SARAH, check out all the details at my SARAH Kickstarter project page.
SARAH is a speech interaction application for Mac OS X computers. It's a little like Siri for the Mac, though it's more limited in some ways, but also more open than Siri. It's open source, and developers can create plugins for SARAH.
I've received a lot of emails about SARAH since I first created it, so, in short, I decided to create a Kickstarter project to see if people would like to have SARAH created as a simple, easy to install Mac OS X application. (This will require several months of full-time development and testing.)
Here's a link to the Kickstarter project:
SARAH ("Sarah") is a speech recognition/interaction application for Mac OS X computers, created by Alvin Alexander. Summary info:
If you haven't been following me on Twitter, I've been working on a Mac Siri app lately during my spare time. The app itself is actually inspired by the smart house named "SARAH" on the tv show Eureka. The app itself is written in Scala, and is free and open source.
I've posted a lot of Scala source code examples out here lately, and as I keep trying to learn more about passing one function to another function in Scala (function callbacks), here's another example showing how you can use Scala's functional programming approach to clean up some Java Swing code: