Using Google speech API and Pandorabots API
This project is an extension to the speech-to-text project: https://reactivemusic.net/?p=4690 You might want to try running that project first to get the Google speech API running.
- Everything runs in one Max patch
- menu selection of chat bots and voices (currently disabled)
- filtering of non speakable text (like HTML tags)
- python script now runs under current directory of patch using relative path
- refinements to recording and chatbot engines
main Max patch
abstractions and other files
- ms-counter.maxpat (timer for recording messages)
Max external objects
- [shell] from https://github.com/jeremybernstein/shell/releases/tag/1.0b2 download this external and add the folder to Options | File Preferences, in Max
sox: sox audio conversion program must be in the computer’s executable file path, ie., /usr/bin – or you can rewrite the [sprintf] input to [aka.shell] with the actual path. In our case we installed sox using Macports. The executable path is /opt/local/bin/sox – which is built into a message object in the subpatcher [call-google-speech]
get sox from: http://sox.sourceforge.net
- Open robot-converstaion7.maxpat and turn on audio
- select chatbot as destination
- Press the spacebar to start recording.
- Ask a question.
- Press the spacebar to stop recording.
Need to fix the selection of voices.
- 1/21/2021: complete rewrite for Max8 and Catalina
- 4/24/2016: need to have explicit path to sox, in the call-google-speech subpatch. In my Macports version the path is /usr/local/opt/bin/sox.
- 6/6/2014: re-added missing pandorabots.txt (list of chatbots) – also noticed that pandorabots.com was not available. May need to look for another site.
- 5/11/2014: The newest version requires Max 6.1.7 (for JSON parsing). Also have updated to Google Speech API v2.
- Note: Instructions for getting a real key from Google – which will need to be inserted into the patch. http://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/api-keys – so far we have been getting by with common keys from a github site (see notes in next link)