It's well known that smart audio speakers recognize voices and can distinguish among different voices, so it wasn't a big surprise when it became possible to control smart kitchen appliances with voice. What is a really big surprise is that computer vision – also known as image recognition – can now control appliances. I had a conversation with Shawn Stover, executive director of Smart Home Solu- tions at GE Appliances (GEA) recently about the company's partnership with Google Cloud and how that changes things for the kitchen industry. Stover described customer experiences that would be more like those we experience with our smartphones: seamless and intuitive. For example, the process of roasting a chicken typically starts by looking up a recipe, setting the oven to bake at a certain temperature, putting the chicken in the oven and then taking it out when the timer goes off.
Dec-27-2021, 00:46:28 GMT