Introducing kalliope personal assistant

Saturday, December 24, 2016



This is just an introduction blog post for a series of post about the kalliope, a personal automation tool controlled by voice. The goal of Kalliope is as put on the doc page:

“Kalliope is a modular always-on voice controlled personal assistant designed for home_automation. Kalliope is based on audio input recognition, so it recognize an order pronounced by the user and then execute actions attached to the order.”


Kalliope is an always on personal assistant, so you can use his service whenever it suits you. You just have to active a trigger that will wake up kalliope (eg: “kalliope” or “jarviss”, or whatever you’d like). Once triggered, kalliope listen to your vocal order (eg: “what time is it?”).

Then kalliope will use voice recognition engine (eg: google voice recognition) to translate your vocal order into a text order. This text will then be compared to the available brains.

Brains will then triggers neuron that will actually do something (eg: get the time, weather, a definition on wikipedia, call APIs, …) … As we say sky is the limit :)

I encourage you to read the documentation that explains all this in much more details.

If you understand french, I encourage you to watch this very cool demo video.

Get it now!

I let you read the good documentation on how to install here

You can reach out to the team also via a page

And now ?

In future blog post, I’ll present what I’m doing with Kalliope and also introduce some neurons that I created to match my needs :).

All kalliope blog posts will be available on this page

Stay tuned !


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See Also

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