Been working on this project for the past 4’ish years as a side-project and while it’s not complete by any means, home-assistant integration for the most part is.
Her current name is Jenny and while this name is kinda special to me, I do realize it is a bad choice for a personal assistant.
Why you might care?
Solutions that existed when I started working on Jenny were nowhere near the quality/usability I needed them to be and/or relied on cloud infrastructure hosted by their respective creators.
While Jenny is not fully offline (most notable speech-to-text), she’s extremely modular meaning that any part of the core can be extended with an fully offline counter-part (f.e. googles speech to text engine with mozilla deepspeech. This has not yet happend because of accuracy reasons.)
Then again, everything that can be offline without hindering quality/performance is.
The aim of this project was to create a personal assistant that works as good as f.e. a google home or amazon echo while tightly integration with home-assistant and other projects (kodi was very important to me too).
Name suggestion requirements
- Should not be an actual name (or at least one very very rarely used)
- Should have a female (or at least gender neutral) ring to it
- Should roll of the tongue easily (no “r”, “p” etc.)
- High frequency letters like “i” (think “Siri”) might improve wake-word detection
- Should not already be used by someone else for there AI project or be a famous name (“Mika” was a name I really liked but that’s apparently a nickname for a singer)
I appreciate any input and while I understand that most people would want to “see” her in action before getting “invested”, I want to wait for a first show-case until I have a final name and the source up on github.