Mycroft World Tour
We started our world tour this week with a trip to NYC for the VOICE conference where a standing room only audience learned more about what makes Mycroft different.
The other big cities this week were Bentonville, AR where we debuted packaging for the Mark II and did the first demonstrations of the Mark Ia for Walmart.
This week we’ll be In Rekjavik and Vienna
August 8, 7 PM International Language Support – Bringing your language to the open voice revolution.
August 9, 7 PM Startup Fundraising – How to fund your startup. Accelerators, crowdfunding, angels and VC.
August 12, 5 PM International Language Support – Bringing your language to the open voice revolution.
August 13, 7 PM Startup Fundraising – How to fund your startup. Accelerators, crowdfunding, angels and VC.
Keep an eye on the company blog for additional information on venues and possible updates on times.
Facial Recognition & Wakelook
No need to say “Hey, Mycroft”, just look at the device and tell it what you want.. Mycroft community member Chris Rogers developed a feature that uses a camera module to detect the user’s face and puts Mycroft into listening mode. This feature negates the need for wakeword spotting,
This feature will be extremely handy in noisy envitornments like, say, a retail store end cap.
Mark Ia Prototype
In preparation for the trip to Bentonville the team completed the first prototype for the Mark Ia . Warning – it is still a bit ugly, but it is the right overall size and it works. The Mark Ia is intended to retail for around $49 onling and in big box retailers. It will allow people to deploy our voice assistant at minimal cost.
We hit 400 investors this week and are well on our way to selling the entire offering. Thanks to everyone who believes in the importance of voice and the future of Mycroft. We couldn’t do this without the support of investors like you.
Now is the best time to invest in Mycroft. As our team continues to make progress on the technology, sales and distribution it becomes more and more likely we’ll pursue a venture round. If you believe in voice and want to participate in a pure play in the space, now is the time. Invest today.