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Mycroft’s Privacy-Centric Voice Assistant Kickstarter Project based on Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC hits 400% funding, gets Fast Company article, and video

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Last week, the Mycroft Mark II Privacy-Centric Open Voice Assistant Kickstarter Project, which is based on Aaware’s far-field Sound Capture Platform and the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, hit 300% funding on Kickstarter. Today, the pledge level hit 400%—$200k—with 1235 backers. There are still 18 days left in the funding campaign; still time for you to get in on this very interesting, multi-talented smart speaker and low-cost, open-source Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC development platform.

 

 

 

Mycroft Mark II Smart Speaker.jpg 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, there seems to be a new pledge level that I don’t recall: a $179 level that includes a 1080p video camera. That’s in addition to the touch screen and voice input, which gives the Mycroft Mark II an even more interesting user interface. There are only a limited number of $179 pledge options, with 177 remaining as of the posting of this blog.

 

In addition, Fast Company has also published an article on the Mycroft Mark I Kickstarter project titled “Can Mycroft’s Privacy-Centric Voice Assistant Take On Alexa And Google?” Be sure to take a look.

 

 

For more information about the Mycroft Mark II Open Voice Assistant, see:

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Aaware’s far-field Sound Capture Platform, see: