Next Steps

Kudos to you for completing the last project in the book. As you have seen, enabling voice recognition is a remarkably trivial matter and while the technology isn’t perfect, it’s still pretty wild that we have the ability to control our home in ways that were considered science fiction twenty years ago.

Take this higher-level automation skill further by pursuing the following enhancements:

  • Expand the spoken email routine to include saying the timestamp and message body. Add the ability to delete a message or reply to an email with prepared templates (ex: “Reply yes”).

  • Duplicate the script’s iTunes artist/album lookup array functionality for the Skype client so that you can place hands-free calling to anyone on your Skype contact ...

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