Hi, my name is Kira Curry and this is my website to document my experience in the CRA-W/CDC DREU program this summer. I worked under Dr. Monica Anderson at the University of Alabama in her research of integrating a Smart Home with Speech recognition software. My portion of the research consisted of creating an application that allowed the open-source speech recognizer PocketSphinx by CMU Sphinx to interact with a web-based avatar that interfaced with the Smart Home A.I. (still in progress). My application was compared with Windows Cortana and IBM Bluemix to see which software was the best (in accuracy and flexibiliy).