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README: Iris Voice Automation

An interactive desktop assistant - uses voice commands to answer and automate simple lookup and playing tasks For simple tasks like checking the weather and brief wikipedia queries.

-Utilizes the Google Speech API for voice recognition -Utilizes the Google Translate API for speech synthesis

For more information see the iris webpage or contact me

Sample Questions

Who is Landon Donavan?

Landon Timothy Donovan is an American soccer player who plays for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.	

What is Vienna Philharmonic?

The Vienna Philharmonic is an orchestra in Austria, regularly considered one of the finest in the world

What is the weather in San Francisco?

Weather for san francisco, Currently Cloudy, at 60 degrees. Forecast says, Mostly Sunny. A high of 65 and A low of 54

How To Build -ANT

To build Iris, clone the repository

git clone

Move into cloned directory, Using ANT to build

cd ./Iris-Voice-Automation
ant compile jar

This will create a new folder called build with the jar in it

To run correctly, all the dependencies for the jar are needed

Download and Extract the zip file "" to


You should now have three folders, src/ lib/ and build/, and all the necessary files

Go to the build/jar directory and run the jar

cd ./Iris-Voice-Automation/build/jar/
java -jar Iris_0.1.0.jar

Binary or Executable File

To get the latest binary / Executable file [Version 0.1]

  • Download this file

  • Extract the zip

  • Run the iris_0.1.jar file with the following command

    $ java -jar iris_0.1.jar

License Information

Iris Voice Automation created by Samir Ahmed is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

Iris Voice Automation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with Iris Voice Automation.  If not, see <>.
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