I would like to create an AI helper for my computer, kind of like Cortana. I have made attempts at this in the past, but those projects drifted away, and were replace by higher priorities, so I'm restarting the project.

Obviously, devices like the Google Home, and Amazon Alexa are able to tell when you are talking to it, so they must have some kind of speech-to-text engine within them. I thought it would be cool if my AI helper had something like that.

So, I need recommendations for a light, simple speech-to-text software that can process audio files, that can run in the background, and can be controlled from the command line.

Whenever I try to research this stuff on a search engine, the only three things that pop up are speech-to-text software with a big annoying user interface, and then you have complicated linux-based speech-to-text software that is created by big cooperate companies like Google and Facebook, and then there's speech recognition 'researchers' from colleges and stuff. I didn't even know that was a thing.

  • are you okay with using online APIs? Jun 24 '19 at 1:30
  • @FranckDernoncourt I don't believe it is possible to have my AI connect to another website for STT services. And even if it could, I wouldn't wanna have to wait for the AI to connect to something online, and have to wait anything more than 5 seconds before I can begin speaking to it. The goal is to have the interaction part as realistic as possible here. Jun 24 '19 at 12:33

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