| ||Ask HN: What are the challenges of building a personal assistant like Siri?|
101 points by mandela on Apr 15, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 52 comments |
|I'm thinking to build a language-specific personal assistant, like Siri or Cortana. I'm excited about the technical challenge but wondering about its feasibility.|
Some of the challenges are:
1. NLP: I am not aware of any non-English library and don't have much background on the subject.
2. Voice recognition: same as the above.
3. Web crawling: there are tons of libraries for doing crawling and I have a decent understanding of the subject.
So few questions:
1. are there any other challenge that I have not considered?
2. is the project feasible?
3. will it succeed?
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