Just wondering if you guys have made any enquiries about getting Mycroft integrated into certain hardware that is common to the home?
I was just in the bathroom/restroom in a restaurant and I noticed it had a speaker in the ceiling, and I was thinking how great it would be to have a voice controlled radio for my own bathroom (because I was washing my hands, not because… oh, never mind).
Anyway, this made me think that it would be great if included with one of these DAB radios you can buy here in the UK - do you have them in the USA? Oh, apparently you don’t, well it’s a digital radio, but it would be quickly made obsolete if a voice-controlled internet radio player were to come on the market - and Mycroft fits the bill quite nicely.
So have you considered this and similar ideas as potential alternative revenue streams? I realise you’ve just got to get the code out for now, but once v1 is out, anything you can do to increase the visibility of this project and get more developers in would help to make it the de facto FOSS AI. I don’t know how you feel about licensing the name and all that: It could bring in money and keep the company viable so Mycroft keeps getting improved, although I realise a lot of people don’t like this kind of thing.
I’m sure you’ve already considered this but just to mention it for the sake of completion, there’s lots of things that could benefit from, be replaced by or have Mycroft’s technology directly embedded into it: televisions, car radio/interface, landland telephones, door bells, …
Can anyone think of anything else …?