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What is the name of the tool?
Tool Class
To what "family" does the tool belong? Pick as many categories as are appropriate. EG: Data Collection, Security, etc. The wiki will automatically create a link to the relevant tool class.
Digital Assistant, Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Who made the tool? Sometimes the tool name and the developer name are the same, and sometimes, they are different.
Mycroft AI Team
Date Created
What was the date when the tool was first launched?
Still Maintained?
Do the developers of the tool continue to work on it, adding features and fixing problems?
Open Source?
Is the tool's source code original source code freely available and may it be redistributed and modified? (This makes it possible for users to employ the tool for free, with some technical effort.)
Pick the platforms on which the user would primarily use the tool. Be as selective as possible. If a tool works mainly in the browser, select "Web". If the user can technically load the interface on a smartphone but have a very poor experience, do not select "Android" or "iOS". "Mac" and "PC" are for apps that must be installed to a machine in order to run, as opposed to running from a browser.
Other, Linux
What is the main website where a user can learn more about the tool? (Remember to include "http://)."
Payment Structure
How, if at all, does a user pay to use the tool. Select all that apply: "Free" if there are components of a service that can be used for free; "Paid" if payment is required (either one-time, or at a given rate upon use) for use of the tool's full functionality; "subscription" if a monthly payment is required.
free, purchase
Languages Supported
What languages does the app's interface support? Note: some apps allow users to communicate in other languages but require the user to use an English language interface. In this case, the app is considered only to support "English".
Skill Level Needed
  • Beginner - The tool has a simple interface that assists the user, either through automatic processes or simple guides, in working with the tool. The user is able to do most things that they need to do without knowledge of advanced concepts, like code.
  • Intermediate - The tool allows the user to perform many tasks without knowledge of advanced concepts, but about an equal amount of functionality requires advanced knowledge. Some training may be required to use the tool.
  • Advanced - The tool requires advanced knowledge or training in order to use most of its functionality.

Tool Description

Mycroft is a free and open source Digital Assistant and knowledge navigator for Linux-based operating systems that uses a natural language user interface. It is said to be the world’s first fully open-source AI voice assistant.

Peacebuilders can use Mycroft as the voice interface to custom scripts they want to execute.

Mycroft can run in a variety of Linux devices, whether on a Linux-based desktop, a Raspberyy Pi, or on dedicated devices sold by Mycroft.


A custom Mycroft Skill looking up the civic space level of Afghanistan

What Makes This Tool Different from Others in its Class?

Mycroft is an open source equivalent to other services in the Digital Assistant field, such as Alexa, Siri, and the Google Assistant. Because it is open source, the tool can be programmed (using Python) to perform a variety of tasks with fewer restrictions than would emerge through working through the big tech companies. Mycroft also claims to delete user queries as they are made.

Links to Tutorial Content

Projects that use this tool