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Leveraging Voice Control in The Connected Living Industry – Creating Value for Customers and Service Providers

Leveraging Voice Control in The Connected Living Industry – Creating Value for Customers and Service Providers

Over the past year, voice recognition has shifted from being a rising trend to an industry standard in the connected living space. In words of Lisa Chesters, from Sigma Designs, it’s been “a serious game-changer” which is helping the market expand beyond early adopters and reach mass adoption. And there is a reason for this: ... Read More
 
Alternative Revenue Streams in The IoT: Creating a Profitable Environment for Service Providers

Alternative Revenue Streams in The IoT: Creating a Profitable Environment for Service Providers

In 2016 consumer adoption of connected home devices experienced a huge leap forward. IHS Markit estimated that 80 million smart home devices were purchased by consumers, a 64% increase over 2015. Device adoption is on the rise, and consumer expectations is connected living tech is growing and evolving. Understanding these expectations and building upon them ... Read More
 
Connected Living for Better Business: How Do We Do Business From Connected Homes?

Connected Living for Better Business: How Do We Do Business From Connected Homes?

We talk a lot about smart homes. However, most of the discussion centers around what benefits the consumers are deriving through intelligent and connected home devices. Automatic scenes, self-learning thermostats intelligent this, smart that… it’s all about the consumer. But where is the money going to come from? For an industry that is predicted to ... Read More
 
AI in Service of the Elderly- Making Aging Easier, A Round up of Essence’s Meetup Event

AI in Service of the Elderly- Making Aging Easier, A Round up of Essence’s Meetup Event

Last Sunday, at The Media Innovation Lab (miLAB), a leading research & prototyping academic lab at IDC Herzliya, Essence, Aging2.0 and Mediterranean Towers Ventures hosted a Meetup to discuss how innovative Artificial Intelligence and robotics technologies that are available in the market today can help improve senior care and make aging easier. Dov Sugarman, the representative in Israel of Aging2.0 —a ... Read More
 
CONNECTIONS Europe 2017: Voice and AI Are the Future of IoT

CONNECTIONS Europe 2017: Voice and AI Are the Future of IoT

Last week we were once again a proud sponsor of CONNECTIONS Europe, the annual conference hosted by Parks Associates for leading executives from the connected home industry. This year, the event’s main theme has been IoT and the Connected Consumer, a topic dear to our hearts. Rafi Zauer, Essence Head of Marketing, appeared on two ... Read More