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Meet Jasper, an open-source, Siri-like virtual assistant for Raspberry Pi

Apr 10, 2014, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Two Princeton University students have a new open source project called Jasper that is basically a Siri or Google Now clone running on the Raspberry Pi. It's an always-on system constantly waiting for voice commands that you can hack together to use in your home.

The idea is to let Jasper carry out any kind of automated task you can think of using voice commands, such as reading you news headlines or social networking notifications, or sending commands to automated equipment.

Don't expect to hear the smooth tones of Apple's personal assistant. Jasper's speech is very robotic, sounding more like Joshua from the 1983 movie WarGames than modern personal assistants on smartphones.

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