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Goodbye, Siri! Hello, Snips! You Can Now Talk To Snips on OS X

Snips is currently native only on Debian based systems (ARM and X86). But thanks to Docker and the Open Source project PulseAudio, it is relatively easy to talk to Snips on OS X as well. There is already an official image for the Snips platform on Docker Hub, but this does not work on macOS w...

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by Lars Martin , 4 mos ago

Tweak Your Google AIY Voice Kit Powered Snips Satellite

This blog post is a follow-up to my post from last week about installing a Snips satellite using a Google AIY Voice Kit + Raspberry Pi Zero. In the previous post, we have been dealing with the basic setup of a Snips satellite. Today we want to improve this satellite by adding some optional gimmick...

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by Lars Martin , 5 mos ago

Is it Google AIY? Nah, it's Snips!

In this blog post I would like to go into more detail about setting up a Snips satellite. A Google AIY Voice Kit supplemented by a Raspberry Pi Zero W is used - all installed together in a 3d printed custom case. If you followed my other blog posts about Snips, you know how easy it is to get s...

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by Lars Martin , 6 mos ago

5 Quick Tips about Snips's Skill Actions

Following the discussions in the Snips Community Chat confirms my feeling that there is still a lot of misunderstanding about how Snips actually works. There are repeated questions as to why, despite the successful installation of Snips and deployment of an assistant and despite successful speech...

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by Lars Martin , 6 mos ago

The Best Way to your Private Voice Assistant

I have been working in the field of home automation in my spare time for about a year now. Privacy was important to me right from the beginning - after all, I have been trying for some time to bring various services "back into my hands". For example, iCloud is no longer used to synchronize calendars...

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by Lars Martin , 7 mos ago