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My week-end with E.V.E

I spent part of my week-end finishing the voice recognition sub-system, tweaking E.V.E’s UX and cleaning up E.V.E / A.D.A.M code. Let’s see how it went ! E.V.E loves snakes E.V.E’s interface is based on HTML5/Javascript and runs inside a browser. I wasn’t too happy with my RPi’s browsers until I settled for Epiphany. Even[…]

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E.V.E is witty

Yesterday, I tested a tiny USB microphone for E.V.E, and managed to recognized the recorded sentence with the help of the wit.ai platform (even though the quality of the microphone was a little poor). Let’s get a little deeper into wit.ai and see how it could be helpful for E.V.E. Trying another USB Microphone I[…]

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E.V.E is all ears

Now that enough progress has been made on E.V.E touch-enabled interface, and since we added a websocket-enabled general purpose middleware (A.D.A.M) to handle local hardware and proxy HTTP requests, we can now tackle voice recognition. The audio sub-system The audio sub-system is probably the weakest point of Raspberry Pi. Without extension (such an USB audio sub-system), only two audio[…]

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E.V.E sips Orange juice

Since I’m still waiting for all the audio components I ordered for E.V.E’s voice recognition functionality, let’s try in the meantime to interface E.V.E with a first home device. The very first one that comes to my mind is of course a television set. Let’s try ! Reverse-engineering an Orange Livebox Play set-top box I rely on[…]

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On hidden realities (part 6)

This is the last part of a series of posts on (a few selected) hidden realities : many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, multiverse linked to the space-time geometries and dynamics, higher dimensional multiverse, holographic multiverse and simulated multiverse. For the previous posts, please see: On hidden realities (part 1) – Many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics[…]

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On hidden realities (part 5)

This is our fifth part of a series of posts on (a few selected) hidden realities : many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, multiverse linked to the space-time geometries and dynamics, higher dimensional multiverse, holographic multiverse and simulated multiverse. For the previous posts, please see: On hidden realities (part 1) – Many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics[…]

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On hidden realities (part 4)

This is our fourth part of a series of posts on (a few selected) hidden realities : many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, multiverse linked to the space-time geometries and dynamics, higher dimensional multiverse, holographic multiverse and simulated multiverse. For the previous posts, please see: On hidden realities (part 1) – Many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics On hidden[…]

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On hidden realities (part 3)

This is our third part of a series of posts on (a few selected) hidden realities : many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, multiverse linked to the space-time geometries and dynamics, higher dimensional multiverse, holographic multiverse and simulated multiverse. For the previous posts, please see: On hidden realities (part 1) – Many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics[…]

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On hidden realities (part 2)

This is the second part of a series of posts on (a few selected) hidden realities : many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, multiverse linked to the space-time geometries and dynamics, higher dimensional multiverse, holographic multiverse and simulated multiverse. For the previous posts, please see: On hidden realities (part 1) – Many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics Space-time[…]

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Project “Jarvis”: step three (the brain)

During the last steps, voice recording, speech-to-text and text-to-speech feasibility was studied. Now enters another difficicult part: the brain ! The last steps implied the use of external services for voice-recognition and text-to-speech capabilities. When it comes to Jarvis’ brain, the idea is twofold: Onboard answer engine: part of the analysis will be done onboard[…]

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Upgrading quantum-bits

Once again, it’s been a long time since the last post. Partly because I’m overworked, partly because my good old blog became technically obsolete and is now plagued by security vulnerabilities. Some *ucking morons have been exploiting these holes in order to send spam, which pissed me off quite a bit (and almost got me[…]

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Bad luck :(

After years of loyal service, my home server HDD is given evident signs of aging, which include some data loss. And guess what ? Yes, both redundant hard disks on which I’m backuping this server are also giving signs of failure… Now, that’s what I call bad luck 🙁 I’m crossing my fingers while trying[…]