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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Now everyone can get messages from Sirius!

Well, you can if  you have a computer that runs a version of Linux, such as Ubuntu.

Penguicon, the science fiction/open source culture convention held in Detroit,  has announced its hack of honor. It's Sirius, which this time is not the dog star or a famous cyberpunk or a source of aliens sending messages to Earth, but  an “open [source] end-to-end standalone speech and vision based intelligent personal assistant (IPA) similar to Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Now, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Amazon’s Echo," the convention says. 

More here, but at least for now, you have to run Linux on a device to download and run it.

(You can still follow R.U. Sirius on Twitter, regardless of your smartphone's operating system.) NOTE: Had the wrong Twitter link posted earlier, now fixed.

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