01 Sep, 2020 10:29 a.m.

The use of AI tools in a smart home can be very helpful and it can increase the quality of life for the homeowner to a greater extent when the tool functions properly. According to Cisco, connected home appliances such as home automation, home security, video surveillance, connected white goods, and tracking application, will represent 46% or nearly half of the total M2M connection by 2021.

Various systems such as Siri or Google now understand the natural language voice commands. The command can include greeting, questions such as 'How does the weather look today', " Can you turn off the living room light?" , "Set up a calendar", "Set an alarm for 30min 30 seconds' and so on. On the other side, it can complicate life and make it more difficult when a voice command gets misinterpreted by AI tools. Quality Audio data collection is the most critical element in the development of the above mention machine learning technology. The data needs to be as natural as possible and customizable.

In order to optimize voice commands, the same spoken word or sentence is recorded/curated by thousands of people. There is a greater disparity in the voice, accent, gender, region dialects, and so on as such a massive data collection is required to create a dataset to make the voice command to work. Everyone’s voice is different so the voice command to work as designed, languages, dialects, gender, region, age, dialects, and so on needs to be inclusive during the data collection process. 

Few examples below:

You can use the Amazon Alexa app to control your Amazon devices for your smart home automation system. The app is versatile, from creating shopping lists to vacuuming your floor with the iRobot Roomba. It is also compatible with many devices other than Amazon devices, such as Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat, Philips Hue Smart Bulbs, and many many more.

 Google Assistant is another excellent app for the smart home automation system provided by Google. This app allows you to manage and control Google Home devices. Along with lights, speakers, cameras, and security systems, it is compatible with many other devices like Honeywell Home, WeMo, Philips Hue, etc. It uses simple commands to perform a variety of complex tasks.

 Apple Home Kit app can be accessed from your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook and works great with Apple smart home devices and other smart home devices. The amazing “scenes” feature of the app effectively performs multiple set tasks at the same time. Once you set up the scenes, you can open curtains and/or turn on lights and set the thermostat with just one command.

These are only some of the many apps that are available in the market that can enhance your living experience and make your home smarter. Different applications have distinct features when connected to a variety of smart home devices. Using these automatic mobile applications have made day-to-day activities efficient and our lives easier.

Focus Data Analysis LLC (‘Focus Data’), Santa Clara, CA is always extremely focused on quality before anything else and we have a unique and scalable model for collecting/transcribing huge amounts of quality data for our clients with very careful vetting of a large network of professional freelancer.

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