I should be able to change the name easily to whatever I want to call it.
If you can integrate SAPI voices, I already own some.
Offline voice recognition is imperative. Google made a proof of concept that's only 26MB...... Ask me for the link to the article...
Here is your edge: IR and RF receivers and transmitters - so Mycroft can take command of my existing dumb appliances.
Get Bluetooth going... Multipoint Bluetooth. Multi, multi multi point... Bluetooth speakers, Bluetooth mics.. many devices simultaneously... Make it a Bluetooth hub.... All my home automation tinkering so far has been with Bluetooth not IOT and I've done that because IOT can be hacked from the other side of the world, Bluetooth can only be hacked within Bluetooth range..