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Smart Kitchen Appliances Can See and Learn


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.

Monitoring home appliances from power readings with ML Google Cloud Blog


As the popularity of home automation and the cost of electricity grow around the world, energy conservation has become a higher priority for many consumers. With a number of smart meter devices available for your home, you can now measure and record overall household power draw, and then with the output of a machine learning model, accurately predict individual appliance behavior simply by analyzing meter data. For example, your electric utility provider might send you a message if it can reasonably assess that you left your refrigerator door open, or if the irrigation system suddenly came on at an odd time of day. In this post, you'll learn how to accurately identify home appliances' (e.g. Once the algorithm identifies an appliance's operating status, we can then build out a few more applications.

How to Achieve #DigitalTransformation @ExpoDX @DellEMC #AI #IoT #IIoT #FinTech #SmartCities


Industry after industry is under siege as companies embrace digital transformation (DX) to disrupt existing business models and disintermediate their competitor's customer relationships. But what do we mean by "Digital Transformation"? Digital Transformation The coupling of granular, real-time data (e.g., smartphones, connected devices, smart appliances, wearables, mobile commerce, video surveillance) with modern technologies (e.g., cloud native apps, Big Data architectures, hyper-converged technologies, artificial intelligence, blockchain) to enhance products, processes, and business-decision making with customer, product and operational insights. The digital transformation starts by understanding the organization's business initiatives, and then prioritizing which initiatives are top candidates for enhancement through digital transformation. "Begin with an end in mind" to quote Stephen Covey.