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Silvius is an open source system for controlling Linux by voice.

Quick start instructions

  • Try ./ -t to test speech recognition (it will ask which mic to use).
  • Use ./ -e to execute results on your local machine.
  • If you are getting spurious recognitions, try ./ -G to see the level of sound that forms background noise, and filter it out with ./ -e -g 100.

Detailed Setup Instructions

Please go here for detailed setup instructions:

Where is the Server?

As of this writing, a freely accessible server runs on port 8019. The code is available here:

Learn More

If you want to learn more, please join our mailing list:!forum/silvius


Created by David Williams-King with Professor Homayoon Beigi at Columbia University.

Send comments to dwk at voxhub dot io.