The goal of Project Rita is to simplify daily life by cutting down the amount of time that a person needs to spend in front of a computer screen. This is accomplished by having one device that keeps track of all of the information that the user is personally interested in. Things like received text messages, emails, Facebook notifications, the weather or anything else on the web. After collecting all of this information Rita can then present the user with the right information at the right time. For instance when you wake up wouldn’t it be great to be told all of the messages that you missed while you were sleeping along with information about the upcoming day? Rita can do that. Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech software allows the user to access this information with very little disruption. This project is being designed to be light-weight enough to run on almost any hardware and flexible enough to be adapted for many different uses. My end plan for Project Rita is build a flexible, useful framework and release the code for others to use and improve upon.