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Ara, an open source personal assistant

fultonbrowne profile image Fulton Browne ・2 min read

Ara an OPEN SOURCE voice assistant 🎙📱

What is Ara

Well, Ara came about as an idea in January of this year, I wanted a side project that I would enjoy, so with the help of some Friends (Chris and Eric) I started working on an Android app that would become Ara.
I wanted a great open source voice assistant app that could compete with the likes of Google and Amazon. after thinking about this we established 3 main goals:

  • make a voice recognition system that can be run locally
  • complete data privacy
  • provide useful information on opening the app

To accomplish these goals I have used 100% open source software so I can guarantee no tracking, have extensive documentation for the SDKs I am using, and let the world use my code in there own projects.
I also did this as a proof of concept for an idea that is described here:

What needs to be done?

Ara is not done it needs 4 main things before a beta can be released

  • Expanded voice capability
  • Voice output
  • Skills SDK (ara used to be able to detect several commands via the keyboard, but that was dropped for the development of this feature)
  • IOT support

We also have some long term features we are working on:

  • A public (hosted on are server) and privatec (hosted on, lets say a company servers) account system for easy data synchronization

contributing

please feel free to contribute, I normally do basic frontend stuff so all this AI and server stuff is hard for me I NEED the help.

GitHub logo FultonBrowne / Ara-android

A virtual assistant for almost any android phone.

Welcome to Ara for Android 👋

By Andromeda Software

An ai assistant app for almost any android phone, That cares about privacy and productivity Get it on Google Play alt text

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Usage

  • Open in android studio and use the normal steps to run
or
  • ./gradlew test to run the unit tests
  • ./gradlew install to install the app

Author

👤 Fulton Browne

🤝 Contributing

Contributions, issues and feature requests are welcome!
Feel free to check issues page. If you contribute please commit to a new branch and explain details in your pull request not in your commit.

If you want to become an active contributor go here.

Open in Gitpod

Show your support

Give a ⭐️ if this project helped you!

📝 License

Copyright © 2020 Fulton Browne.
This project is GPL-3.0 licensed.


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GitHub logo FultonBrowne / Ara-Server

The server for Ara.

Welcome to Ara's server👋

By Andromeda Software

The server that powers feed, AI search, and skills to the ara voice assistant

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Running (incomplete)

make build to build

make test to run tests (note you may have to export nlp location outside of the make file)

Author

👤 Fulton Browne

🤝 Contributing

Contributions, issues and feature requests are welcome!
Feel free to check issues page. If you contribute please commit to a new branch and explain details in your pull request not in your commit.

Open in Gitpod

If you want to become an active contributor go here.

Show your support

Give a ⭐️ if this project helped you!

📝 License

Copyright © 2019 Fulton Browne.
This project is GPL-3.0 licensed.


This README was generated with ❤️ by readme-md-generator

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David Dal Busco

Your Github's stats are solid, that's dedication!

Keep on going the great work and thx for the sharing your project and article 👍

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Fulton Browne Author

Thanks I really appreciate it!

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Jeff Meyerson

Do you anticipate turning this into a business? Or getting donations?

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Fulton Browne Author

At some point, now I just want it to work :)

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Barney

If you could make some screenshots or demo video it would be great to see in the post. 😊

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Fulton Browne Author

Thanks I will get on it soon