There is no dearth of examples that prove how Siri has taken up the level of interaction between users and machines and machines to next level. The holier-than-thou nature of this software came in light once again when Elvis Impersonator connected it with his home automation system with the help of Raspberry Pi. Enabled with this system, he can now open up his garage door, make adjustments in the thermostat, enable the house alarm, dim or switch off the lights, turn the TV on/off, and change channels.
All he needed for this task was a Raspberru Pi and some good faith in Siri’s that it wouldn’t centralize in a Hal 9000 kind of stuff. As a result he was able to develop SiriProxy-loaded Raspberry Pi which now enables him to perform multitude of tasks by giving just voice commands to his phone.
In his own words, “I have been following the development of SiriProxy since its initial appearance in November 2011 and even got it installed and working on a Marvell SheevaPlus ARM based plug computer. I spent countless nights dreaming of the day I could use voice commands to control my home, but I was still under a long term contract on my existing iPhone. I already had been experimenting with IP2IR control in various forms, but the controller I use in the video seemed to offer the most features which the manufacturer added a REST API in March 2012.”
The best part is, all SiriProxy plugins that he developed are open source which means you can download those from anywhere or his official page called Gifthub page. For more, you can always watch out the following video at https://youtu.be/PXmCiaRc9XU.
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