‘Home Assistant’ to get it’s own voice soon
Home Assistant will get a new voice assistant next year, allowing users to talk to the platform’s assistant without the need for Google, Siri, or Alexa.
San Francisco: The open-source smart home platform Home Assistant will get a new voice assistant next year, allowing users to talk to the platform’s assistant without the need for Google, Siri or Alexa.
The new assistant will allow users to control the Home Assistant in their own language, Home Assistant founder Paulus Schoutsen wrote in a blog post.
The platform’s top priority is to support different languages as there have been many projects trying to create an English voice assistant.
Users must “be able to speak in their language, as it is the only and most accessible language accepted for smart home voice assistants.”
“It’s a big and bold goal, but achievable with the right constraints,” says Schoutsen. The platform currently supports 62 different languages in the user interface (UI) and now it aims to support all of these languages by voice.
“We will limit the number of actions that can be performed and focus on the basics of interacting with your smart home,” explains Schoutsen.