Speaker: Maurice Naftalin
Length: 50 min.
Language: English

It's a modest dream: to let delivery people into our tenement stairwell when there's no-one at home. And the resources needed to realise it are modest too: a Raspberry Pi, a $5 MOSFET relay, a private branch exchange implemented in open-source software, and some Java and Groovy to control access and interpret commands. Now we just need to connect the pieces... In this talk, we'll explore the choices you'll face on the winding path towards telephone voice control of your home: connecting to the PSTN, unravelling the mysteries of VOIP, exploiting voice recognition services, and wiring together the hardware, the software, and the services that make it all work. No previous knowledge assumed.