Jaco: an offline running privacy-aware voice assistant

  • With the recent advance in speech technology, smart voice assistants have been improved and are now used by many people. But often these assistants are running online as a cloud service and are not always known for a good protection of users' privacy. This paper presents the architecture of a novel voice assistant, called Jaco, with the following features: (a) It can run completely offline, even on low resource devices like a RaspberryPi. (b) Through a skill concept it can be easily extended. (c) The architectural focus is on protecting users' privacy, but without restricting capabilities for developers. (d) It supports multiple languages. (e) It is competitive with other voice assistant solutions. In this respect the assistant combines and extends the advantages of other approaches.

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Author:Daniel BermuthGND, Alexander Poeppel, Wolfgang ReifORCiDGND
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/99135
Parent Title (English):2022 17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 7-10 March 2022, Sapporo, Japan
Place of publication:Piscataway, NJ
Editor:Daisuke Sakamoto, Astrid Weiss, Masahiro Shiomi, Laura M. Hiatt, Selma Šabanović
Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2022
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2022/11/09
Tag:multilingual smart voice assistant; human computer interaction; offline voice assistant
First Page:618
Last Page:622
Institutes:Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Software & Systems Engineering
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik / Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik / Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik / Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht