I got very excited about the recently introduced Ada and Almond.
I consider privacy to be a fundamental human right and tell this to all of my friends. Having an Echo Dot Alexa doesn’t strengthen my arguments, haha.
Therefore, I am considering to completely getting rid of the Echos in my house, and to replace them by a device that I can use to do simple things, such as turning devices on or off and activating scripts/scenes.
As it stands now, it seems like Almond is already capable of doing this; however, this still requires me to type it, which is more work than just flipping a switch.
I want to use a Pi zero (or similar) with a good microphone to accomplish this.
Rasspy, seems to do everything I want, but I prefer a simpler solution that doesn’t require a lot of configuration. From Rasspy’s documentation, I found a list of recommended hardware, so that is probably a good place to start.
My idea for this topic is that we discuss how we can use Ada to listen to a wake word and then send over the STT to HA’s Almond integration.
So who else is interested in this and/or has already started tinkering?