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Houndify

Siri, Google Now, Cortana, Viv, and now Houndify. These are all virtual assistants you may have access to. As you may have guessed, I’m going to talk about Houndify. Before I do that, I need to say that I haven’t used it yet.

The biggest difference between all of them and Houndify is its cross-platform capability. This is great news for my quest to build my own JARVIS aka Project Galahad. Perhaps this means I’ll just be able to use Houndify as Galahad. However, I think I’ll need to customize it to the point to where all of my devices can reach one brain.

Let’s take a step back. Houndify isn’t a whole lot different than the other AI projects. Yet, there are a few pretty cool differences. Have you ever tried semi-convoluted follow-on commands? Sometimes they work but most of the time it’s like a brand new query. I noticed Siri tends to be really bad in this department. Houndify claims to be stellar with complex follow-on commands. I’ll be the judge of that when I get my developer’s account. Second cool thing has already been mentioned. Cross-platform capability is huge. It can run on everything from a Raspberry Pi to a Windows desktop.

All this is great right but what’s it mean to Galahad? For starters, like I said I may be able to alter my focus from creating a good AI to other things. The biggest thing this means for Galahad is that I don’t need to worry about creating an AI for all of my devices. My primary focus now is to build a shared brain for all of my devices running Galahad. This way, whether I’m in my house, car, on a run, or sleeping I have the same Galahad. As I do things with my phone it updates the same database used by my computer.

You’ll be the first to know as I carry along on my voyage.

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