As an open-source virtual assistant, Almond depends on the work and resources of our community to develop new features, support more devices, and build cool new applications.
Music enthusiasts, Gabby and Hemanth built Almond Music together as a quarter-long class project with the goal of creating the best music virtual assistant that can control their Spotify music through any device. What they built went beyond Alexa or Google Home, allowing for actions like the ability to change playlists.
Sharing a smart speaker among multiple people in the household is useful but at the same time raises privacy and parental control issues. This project showed that Almond can be used to identify users with their voice and provide fine-grained access control based on the detected identity.
We welcome anyone who is passionate about Almond to contribute to the project. All skillsets are welcome.
If you own a device, or know of a service that you want to control through Almond, you can add it to Thingpedia, and have Almond immediately learn about it. Check out our developer documentation and apply to our developer program to get started.
The project currently needs technical writers and marketers to grow the Almond community. We also welcome product, UI/UX, and language interface designers as well as translators to make Almond more accessible to people around the world.
We also welcome material contributions like natural language processing and user behavior datasets.
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