MyCroft is an open source artificial intelligence device. Based on Raspberry Pi 2 and Arduino hardware, MyCroft is seen as an alternative to Amazon’s Echo. The project ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise $127,520 to fund the project.
According to its Kickstarter page, “Mycroft is the world’s first open source, open hardware home A.I. platform.”
Being an open hardware platform, there are immense possibilities with MyCroft. Third-party developers can connect it to online services like Facebook and users can update their Facebook status by talking to MyCroft. Developers can connect it with hardware like Philips HUE smart lights, Roomba vacuum cleaners, and more — and control these devices with voice commands.