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Our goal here at Mycroft has remained a constant. We are building a voice assistant that runs anywhere and interacts exactly like a person. When... Read more
What should be on our Raspberry Pi and Picroft Roadmap?
Picroft – Mycroft on a Raspberry Pi – is the most popular way for people to get familiar with Mycroft software and to start experimenting with Skills and our other... Read more
Join the Conversation about Mycroft Roadmap
If you use the Mycroft software, either with our hardware or your own, you might have noticed several recent updates. 18.02b was a major milestone for the project, and we’re... Read more
Hey Mycroft, How Can I Get a Free Mark II?
How would you like a free Mark II? Free is a good price--unless you’re getting a tattoo, or knee surgery... but nonetheless.
Today we’re announcing a referral program for the... Read more
Why We're Moving to DeepSpeech on March 31
Our community asked, we're answering.
Read notes from our CTO, Steve Penrod about our move to DeepSpeech.
Misunderstandings of how Mycroft performs Speech to Text is... Read more
Lessons Learned from Crowdfunding
We saw it all in our first two crowdfunding campaigns. As we set to launch our second device soon (sign up for updates here!), we’ve been reflecting on the lessons... Read more
What's New V0.9.7
V0.9.7 Is Here.
Thanks to our team member, forslund, for rolling this out.
E-mail Send #1230
The skills API now includes a self.send_email() method, allowing the skill... Read more
Megabots Giant Robot Tournament
The team that brought you the Giant Fighting Robot Duel is back with an even bigger and better project. After defeating Suidobashi Heavy Industry and winning the first ever Giant... Read more
Crowdfunding shipments are complete!
We have completed shipping to all of our backers from Kickstarter and Indiegogo! Mark 1s are in the hands of users all over the world.... Read more
Meet Kathy Reid, Director of Developer Relations
We have a new team member, Kathy!
We’re delighted to announce the hiring of an Aussie open source leader, Kathy Reid, to the role of Director of Developer Relations.
Kathy... Read more
What's New 8/17/2017
We’re on the road to 17.08a! We are putting a lot of things in place as we approach our first major milestone 17.08a alpha release, establishing the mechanisms and policies... Read more
We're happy to tell you that international shipments are on their way! They should be arriving day by day, and we can't wait to hear your feedback. Our blog... Read more
Production and Shipping Update
It’s all hands on deck here at Mycroft. We are working hard to assemble and ship Mark 1's to you. To learn more about the process and shipping status read our... Read more
Shipping Advanced Prototype
Mycroft Mark 1 units will begin shipping in batches on Monday, May 22!
We aim to complete our initial wave of shipments by June 30, yet this schedule is... Read more
Mycroft advances in AI X PRIZE
We are happy to announce that Mycroft is advancing to the next round of the AI XPRIZE®. The AI XPRIZE is a global competition challenging teams to develop powerful Artificial... Read more
Mycroft AI is please to announce that we have selected Backerkit to assist with fulfillment. They will help with user surveys for both Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers as well as... Read more
Board House Update
Finally, some good news!
Keeping everyone in the loop, we just got an update today from the board house as they wrap up the main boards.
Message from the... Read more
Weekly Update March 17
This week in our newsletter we shared the good news about our lost box as well as a fun video explaining why we decided to use Crowdfunder for our fundraising.... Read more
Weekly Update February 24
Check out our latest update newsletter sharing all of the latest info from Mycroft HQ.
It appears we included a bad link in the last update. So sorry. Here is the updated newsletter link.
Weekly Update February 16
So much has happened since last we updated.
Our weekly newsletter is a great place to keep up with what is going on at Mycroft AI
Or you can catch... Read more
Mycroft Available as a Picroft Image
Mycroft now has a Raspberry Pi image that is ready to run. Developers, makers, hackers and enthusiasts can download the image to their Raspberry Pi and create their own Mycroft... Read more
Crowdfunding Promises and Pitfalls
Our CTO, Steve Penrod, shares our crowdfunding policy on our blog.
In this post I want to talk about crowdfunding and address some questions we’ve been hearing from a few... Read more
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
We finally received the first articles from the board house in the first week of December. We opened the box to find ten main boards and ten... Read more
Thanksgiving and Shipping Update
Update from our CTO:
In the United States, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season running to the end of the year. Today I’ll reflect on the year that... Read more
Trick or Treat
An update from Steve Penrod, our CTO:
I’m a big fan of Halloween. I had over 100 kids come to my door last night displaying their creativity in both the... Read more
Launch KC and Shipping Update
The last two weeks have been a flurry of activity around Mycroft HQ as we pushed forward with hardware production and software development and simultaneously competed in the LaunchKC startup... Read more
Hardware Delivery Milestones
Things are getting exciting around Mycroft HQ as the pieces are starting to come together for our production run. We are expecting to ship the first devices out the door... Read more
Managing Skills and Delivery Update
It’s been a while since our last update, we’ve been busy here at Mycroft HQ. We had some wonderful interns who spent the summer with us working on the project:... Read more
Kickstarter Delivery Update
It’s been a while since Mycroft put up an update for our Kickstarter backers, so I thought I’d take a moment to let folks know where the project stands. ... Read more
Techstars Graduates and Demo Day
We did it. The Mycroft team successfully completed the intensive Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars. What began on February 22nd as a way to take Mycroft to the next level... Read more
Mycroft Core Released
We are pleased to announce that Mycroft Core 0.6 Alpha is available for download today. Mycroft Core is a lightweight, portable piece of software written in Python. You can run... Read more
Mycroft Core Release and Premium Services
Mycroft Core will be released soon. As part of Mycroft Core we are providing users with access to external APIs, STT solutions and centralized data management.
After the fiasco at... Read more
Open Up: How open source platforms can ensure your IoT devices have a future
After the acquisition of Revolve in 2014 Google stopped selling Revolv's popular IoT hub. The cloud service behind the popular device worked for another 18 months, then this past month... Read more
First Hardware Dev Kit Shipped!
Saturday was monumental. We shipped our very first Early Bird Hardware Dev Kit. These dev kits are the alpha Mycrofts ordered by the developers who are helping to make Mycroft... Read more
Open STT and the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE
Before the update we wanted to remind backers of ship dates:
Early Bird Hardware and Software Dev Kits will ship in April.
All other items will ship in July.
Now... Read more
Printing of Early Hardware Dev Kits
It has begun! We are printing the early delivery hardware dev kit shells. The hardware team has also started assembling the brains of Mycroft. We are on track for the... Read more
Raspberry Pi 3 / Mycroft Joins Sprint Accelerator Powered by Techstars
Some big news today! The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released the latest version of the Pi - the Raspberry Pi 3. The Pi 3 has 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth... Read more
Startup Challenges- It's not all Rainbows and Unicorns
Creating the Production Prototype, and Adapt 0.2 Released!
The hardware team has begun to do work on the final pre-production prototype. This prototype, which will be very similar, if not identical, to the unit that our backers will... Read more
Design Breakdown and Ubuntu Partnership
Hardware and DesignDerick Schweppe has been hard at work completing the production models for the physical device. He took some time this week to put together an exploded view... Read more
Weekly Update: New Advisor, Opening Adapt, Hardware
It's pretty hard to beat getting featured in Popular Science, but this week we somehow managed to have even bigger news! A new advisor, open sourcing a project, and continued... Read more
Featured in Popular Science
How time flies! It has been a couple of weeks since our last update. We've been very busy as of late, but we've got a lot of great news to... Read more
This Week in Mycroft
Hey everyone, it's been an awesome week with a lot of great stuff to share! I encourage everyone to check out Project Lead Josh's new post on why you would... Read more
Linux Desktop and Phone Integration Progress
During our Kickstarter campaign we pledged that if we reached out stretch goal of $125,000 we would be implementing Linux Desktop and Phone integration into the Mycroft project. We have... Read more
Share Mycroft Contest
As many of you remember, during our Kickstarter campaign we ran a contest with the help of the Ubuntu community wherein we asked fans and backers to share the link... Read more
What We've Been Up To!
Since we finished our campaign we've been very busy, but we wanted to once again thank our backers for helping us reach a whopping $127,520! That enabled us to hit... Read more
As most of you probably know at this point, we've funded! We want to thank all of our backers for getting us to this point - YOU'RE ALL AWESOME!
We... Read more
Stretch Goal #2: Mycroft Camera Accessory
So far we've talked a lot about Mycroft listening to you, but what if he could see you? Today we are announcing our second stretch goal, a Mycroft camera... Read more
We're Almost There!
That's right, we're almost there! We have approximately 10% left to go and we'll be funded! The team is working vigorously to get the campaign in front of as... Read more
Backers and fans, we want to hear from you! Today we are launching our #VoiceOfMycroft online campaign where we want YOU to Tweet, Google+ or Facebook what voice you think... Read more
Strech Goal #1: Mycroft Controls Your Linux Desktop
We're announcing our first stretch goal today! If our campaign reaches $125k we will release Mycroft software to control your Linux desktop. This will enable you to launch applications,... Read more
Mycroft AI partners with Lucid Labs
Mycroft IA has partnered with Lucid Labs to further develop the audio capabilities of Mycroft, the world's first open source artificial intelligence (AI).
Lucid Labs develops high end digital to... Read more
Mycroft partners with Canonical to bring Snappy Ubuntu Core to Mycroft
We are pleased to announce that we've reached an agreement with Canonical to deploy Mycroft on the Snappy Ubuntu Core platform. Adopting Snappy will allow Mycroft to benefit from several... Read more
Additional Rewards Posted
By popular demand we've added three new tiers of rewards. Backers can now get both 3-Paks and 5-paks of the Mycroft Extendable. Backers can also get the Mycroft Basic in... Read more
We are updating our campaign to address the questions about streaming all your conversations to the cloud for analyzing. Mycroft does not stream to remote STT (Speech-To-Text) engines until he... Read more