I keep replaying a scenario in my head about another A.I. entity that just did not work out. I am talking about The Ubi.
When The Ubi first started crowdfunding I had high hopes for it. I thought it may even be a replacement to my Denise program since it was hardware and could be plugged into any outlet. It was not until I finally received The Ubi was when I had a harsh realization set in. The Ubi, frankly was not that good.
Why? Well depending on whom you ask it could range from a number of reasons. However one of the biggest gripes was speech recognition. Fact of the matter is, The Ubi simply did not have a very good onboard microphone.
This is one HUGE fear I have about MyCroft. I want it to succeed. However if it has a cheap and or bad onboard microphone, we will be seeing a lot of complaints. Being able to shoot commands off by voice is one of the biggest fundamentals of MyCroft is it not?
I am sure at this point the roadmap of what hardware and such inside MyCroft has already been decided and set. However I am simply saying that being able to understand our commands is important, so having a good microphone is essential.
This topic may be a year too early since we will not know how good or bad the speech recognition will be until we get our hands on it.
What do you all think?