This is a must in my opinion for mycroft to reach its adoption goals.... in one hand you have many people who are tired of companies mining data which is why they stay away from products like Nest, Echo, Alexa, Cortana, Siri etc....They are also tired of the fact that its only a matter of time before your cloud is breached. When it comes to a device that is listening 24/7 most people from this camp do not want large corporations holding their data in the cloud.
there are many startups across the board who recognize this trend and as such are taking customer base away from the big data minging companies because they actually respect their customers privacy.... So you will miss out on not only these privacy concerned people but also the companies who wish to use your tech to build a product that is privacy focused.
Personally, I do not use any AI or speech recognition products not even on my cell. That is why mycroft caught my attention but I am glad I found this thread before beying the device. I don't want a product that sends data to google or microsoft.
So I will patiently wait to see how you guys solve these issues concerning the anti data mining movement... Not quite sure where everyone lost their minds and decided it was okay for large corporations to mine everything about us including in our homes without our permission and in some cases "opt-out" it should be opt in, privacy in our homes is a basic human right and should not be infringed.