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Alma

Personal intelligent assistant for iOS

Alma is a virtual assistant, it uses voice recognition queries, machine learning and a natural language synthesis to search information and answer questions.

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A hands-free speaker you control with your voice

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Rob Bye
Rob Bye- I build products and companies
This plus Phillips hue is awesome.
Arun Sathiya
Arun Sathiya- Happiness Engineer, Automattic
Echo by Amazon sounds like a neat choice at extra 80 bucks. Or, I guess, there's a flat 80 bucks discount currently that you can redeem.
Sam Cholera
Sam Cholera- Founder @ iSpy Sport Search
In UK. Was £149.99. Now £79.99 inc Del. (47%) Black & White. Finishes midnight UK
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Amazon's assistant w/ improved voice recognition and design

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Justin Mitchell
Justin Mitchell- Keeping remote teams in sync @ Yac.Chat
Can't go wrong with an Echo Dot. Cheap. Everyone has an Amazon account. At it's most basic level it's still useful even without a speaker system hooked up to it.
Tejas Kinger
Tejas Kinger- SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc
I've also been using the guided meditation skill from the Alexa skill store on my Amazon Echo Dot. That works well too!
Mike Monaco
Mike Monaco
Control your home with your voice, feel like Tony Stark. Cheap enough to place one in each of your most frequented rooms.
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Get more control over your smart assistants

Project Alias is a teachable “parasite” that is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants, both when it comes to customisation and privacy.

Around the web
The Verge
An open-source hardware project promises to keep Amazon and Google's smart assistants from listening in on your private conversations by constantly creating white noise, as first spotted by Fast Company . The gadget, called Alias, is an always-listening speaker, but it only connects to the internet during the initial setup process.
Fast Company
Fungi of the rain forest can be nasty parasites. Eager to reproduce, they'll infect a far larger, more powerful insect, taking control of its brain, and using its strength against it-animating the zombie insect to climb to the far reaches of the rain forest canopy.
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