Hey Neon – Make me laugh – Mark II Voice Assistant update April 2023

Update Your Mycroft Mark II to the New Neon AI Operating System!

The April 2023 release of Neon AI Voice Operating System dramatically enhances skills and performance for Neon AI users.

Ask your Mycroft Mark II device: “Hey Neon, check for updates“.

Neon AI CIO Review 2021/2022 Awards Conversational AI Open Source

Neon AI is the most advanced Open Source conversational personal assistant.

The Neon AI private voice assistant’s latest skills now include:

  • Home Assistant Skills: “Hey Neon, Turn off the kitchen light” – Control Lights, switches, media players. View cameras, sensors, vacuum status and more:  Ecobee, ESPHome, Google Cast, HomeKit, IKEA, Leviton Z-Wave, Lutron Caséta, MQQT, Philips Hue, Plex Media Server, Shelly, SmartThings, Sonos, Z-Wave, Zigbee. 
  • Jokes Skill: “Hey Neon, Tell me a joke“ – A full library of jokes 🙂
  • Improved skill vocabularies and content for many skills: Alerts, Audio Volume, Restart, Shutdown, Stocks, Update and Weather Skills
  • Improved performance and fixes: The April release provides faster responses and clearer speech.
  • Create back-up Neon AI boot drives to USB or SSD media using your Mark II. Hey Neon, Make Bootable Media” 
  • Serious Storage! Mark II’s have their best performance with an add-on SSD memory. A 240GB SSD USB3 memory drive is only $39. Visit the Neon Square.com shop. 

Neon AI Mycroft Mark II Open Source Device


  • Improved skill vocabularies and content: Stocks, Audio Volume, Jokes, Alerts, Weather, Shutdown, Restart, Updates Skills
  • Hey Neon, play jazz
  • Hey Neon, tell me a joke about programming
  • Hey Neon, Create a support ticket” to generate and email a log of recent activity.
  • If you need to, you can say: “Hey Neon, Restart
  • When you want to power down and unplug, say: “Hey Neon, Shutdown
  • To get advances before they are public, say: “Hey Neon, Enable pre-release updates”.
  • To get the latest release, say: “Hey Neon, Run updates

Neon AI Mark 2 Operating System SSD


Please visit our Matrix community to continue the conversation and read more about the Neon OS. 

Wishing you success with your private personal digital assistant,

Clary Gasper
Neon AI Projects

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Voice Assistant Skills


Set a 5 minute timer
Set an 8 AM alarm
Remind me to take out the trash every Friday at 7 PM

CaffeineWiz ☕

Tell me the caffeine content of Pepsi One

Date and Time ?⏰

What’s the date
What time is it in Lima Peru


Show me the demo


Do you know any Chuck Norris jokes
Make me laugh


Play jazz
Play Mozart


Repeat ‘Good morning, Mike’
Say ‘Goodnight, Gracie’


How do you spell aardvark
Spell bureaucracy


What’s the stock / share price for Microsoft
What is Tesla trading at


Translate hello to Polish
How do you say thank you in Ukrainian


What’s the forecast for tonight
What is the weather in Seattle


Check Wikipedia for cats
Tell me about dogs
Tell me more

WolframAlpha? Computation and Information 

How far away is the moon
What is square root of 64

User Settings

Email Address?

My email address is…
Tell me my email address


Change my primary language to Ukrainian
I will speak to you in Spanish
Speak to me in French


Where am I
Change my location to Seattle

Personal Information ?

My name is…
My birthday is…
What is my name


Change my time format to twenty-four hour time
Change my time format to twelve hour time
Change my timezone to London


Change my units to metric
Use imperial units

Additional Settings⚙️

Change my wakeword to Mycroft
Enable audio recordings
Disable audio recordings
Permit transcriptions
Disable transcriptions
Talk to me faster
Talk to me normally













Neon System Commands

About ?

How are you
What can you do
What is your email address
When were you born
Who are you
Who made you

Data Controls ?

Clear my user transcriptions
Delete my profile
Erase all pictures

Device Control Center ?

Shut down
Increase the volume

IP Address?

Tell me your IP address
What’s my IP address

Speed Test ? 

How fast is my internet
Run a speed test

Support Helper?

Create a support ticket
Create a troubleshooting package


Check for updates
Do you have any updates
Run updates

Version Control?

Enable pre-releases updates
Switch to stable updates
What version is installed












































Community Collaboration 

Community Testers wanted: Visit the new Matrix chat room for testing requests. Developers working on advanced skills for the Neon OS will benefit from your testing and commenting on new features before release. To run advanced versions you can say: “Hey Neon, Enable pre-release updates”.

Community Developers wanted: Bounties available for skills, applications and documentation development. The Neon AI team is available to assist community developers.

Contact clary@neon.ai with your ideas and suggestions.