If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
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As of April 5, the ionvac SmartClean 2000 robot vacuum is on sale at Walmart for just $99 -- that's 45% off its usual retail price of $179.88. Buying a robot vacuum is truly a "get what you pay for" experience where the less you're willing to spend, the fewer bells and whistles you'll find among the options in your price range. Dip under the $200 mark, and your robot vacuum "is mostly going to act as a supplemental cleaning device" to a beefier upright model, writes Mashable shopping reporter Miller Kern. That's where the ionvac SmartClean 2000 is different: It's spec lineup is stacked with features like mobile app integration, smart assistant support, automatic charging, and a three-stage cleaning system with a whopping 2000pa of suction power -- more than double that of iRobot's entry-level Roomba 675 -- yet it retails for just $179.88. You can actually get it for even cheaper, if you're quick: Walmart had it on sale at its Black Friday price of $99 as of April 6 -- that's a whole 45% off (and an absolute steal).
Usually $399.99, the Ecovacs Deebot 711 is on sale at Walmart for just $169 as of March 29 -- an impressive 58% savings. This National Cleaning Week (March 28 through April 3), stay humble. Instead of losing several hours to brushing dust bunnies around your floors, defer to a better-equipped robot vacuum that can tackle the mess itself, and probably in a fraction of the time. The Ecovacs Deebot 711 is a great option if you want to go the "smart" route to make cleanings even more convenient, especially now that Walmart has it on sale for just $169 -- that's a whopping 58% off its $399.99 Added to the Ecovacs Deebot family in early 2019, the Deebot 711 is smart in a couple of different ways: It's got Smart Navi 2.0 Mapping Technology that creates a systematic cleaning pattern; it charges itself automatically when its battery gets low, and it supports Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant for voice control.
As of Feb. 16, an extra savings coupon on its Amazon product page brings the Eureka Groove NER300 robot vacuum down to only $99 -- that's a solid 50% off its $199.99 This is not a drill: We found a smart robot vacuum on sale for under $100. The Eureka Groove NER300 robot vacuum cleaner usually hangs around $150 on Amazon, according to the price-tracking site camelcamelcamel, but as of Feb. 16 it's back down to its all-time-low Black Friday price of just $99 (or half off its $199.99 A coupon on its product page will save you that extra $100.99: We're usually wary of any robot vacuums this cheap, but the Groove NER300 gets decent reviews for its overall suction power, ability to pick up pet hair, and smart assistant connectivity.
Amazon Echo speakers and smart displays, like the Echo Show 5 (pictured), come with a sliding mic mute button that prevents Alexa from listening. Privacy might seem like a thing of the past, as everywhere you go, there's some computer watching or listening. But in your own home, you can do a few things to protect your privacy, even from naturally invasive Alexa-friendly smart home devices. Amazon reviews voice recordings, including the wake word and voice command that follows, in an effort to improve the overall user experience. However, you can opt-out of having your voice recordings included in the review process by going to Settings Alexa Privacy Manage Your Alexa Data, then toggling off the setting that says Use Voice Recordings to Improve Amazon Services.
Save $250: The Samsung R7065 robot vacuum is on sale on Amazon for $349, a 42% discount as of Nov. 28. Did you know that Samsung does a whole lot more than bring the world great TVs and fights with Apple fans over whose phone is better? Well, they do and a ton of their other products are on sale this weekend. One of them is their powerful robot vacuum. It even has rubber blades on its edge to ensure that every corner is reached and taken care of.
Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. The Kohl's Black Friday week deals event is underway with impressive markdowns on some of the best vacuum cleaners and top-rated robot vacuums you can buy. Not only are the early Black Friday prices fantastic, but Kohl's is also offering 15% off certain items, as well as Kohl's Cash bonuses to help you stack the savings this holiday season. Get expert shopping advice delivered to your phone. Sign up for text message alerts from the deal-hunting nerds at Reviewed. Use coupon code THANKS to score an additional 15% off on select vacuums.
This Tuesday, shop and save on smart speakers, robot vacuums and more on Amazon. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Eager to get a jumpstart on Black Friday discounts? Right now at Amazon, you can start shopping the Super Bowl of savings early and take advantage of solid deals on innovative, top-rated items, including smart speakers, wet/dry vacuums and more. Whether you're shopping for a smart robot vacuum that allows you to schedule cleanings ahead of time or the best rice cookers money can buy, these items can help make your everyday life run a little smoother, and who doesn't love that?
Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. The second morning of Amazon Prime Day has dawned and the deals are just as good! Prime members can head on over to Amazon (or sign up for a free 30-day trial), to take advantage of the best Prime Day deals available. The Eufy BoostIQ Robovac 30C incorporates everything we loved about previous Robovac models and adds even more, making it our pick for the best value smart robot vacuum. Smart robot vacuums live or die on their app and features, and Eufy's smart suite is one of the best out there.
There's nothing worse than waking up on a Sunday morning, already dealing with the Sunday scaries, and realizing that your home is a mess. But before you pull out the old vacuum cleaner, broom, and dust pan, maybe it's time to consider a tool that does the work for you, and no, I'm not talking about hiring a maid. Robot vacuums are a major trend when it comes to keeping your home clean and tidy. Simply unpack the robot vacuum, plug it in, and away it goes, sucking up dust and crumbs the house over. But let's be real, in 2020 robot technology has made some serious advances, and automated vacuums are better than ever.
"Alexa, turn on the 30C." (Photo: Eufy) Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Back in the day, robot vacuums were the kind of investment that might have struck some people as a little excessive. But nowadays with smart tech making everything we hate about daily life--like cooking dinner and finishing chores--so much easier, it makes sense that robot vacuums would become more ubiquitous, too. A smart robot vacuum like the Eufy Robovac 30C can make vacuuming suck a lot less, and right now you can get this top-rated device for its second-lowest price of all-time on Amazon, at just $190. At full price, the 30C is advertised as being $299.99,