Neura, the technology company that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to let companies adapt to users at precise, meaningful moments across Internet of Things (IoT) devices and mobile apps, recently announced its first Smart Home solution.
Neura’s AI technology integrates with smart home devices and apps to give each person intuitive, intelligent experiences in their smart homes. This solution allows apps and IoT devices to adapt and learn about each person in the home, predicting behavior and growing smarter over time. Neura’s AI engine personalizes smart home connected devices while safeguarding individual data and privacy.
“AI in the Smart Home is not some future technology; it’s a ‘here and now’ technology,” said Neura co-founder and head of product, Ori Shaashua. “As Smart Homes begin to take hold, the time is now for companies to implement technology that leapfrogs to AI-enhanced IoT devices and creates a truly ‘intelligent home.’”
Intelligent AI in a smart home device is the ultimate matchmaker, Shaashua added. AI-fueled personalization helps to anticipate a consumer’s preferences and then matches the action to them. Finally, the consumer’s moments and their lifestyle are in total sync with their smart home instead of at odds with it.
Neura enables smart home devices – from Amazon Echo, Nest thermostat, Hue Lights, Ring smart doorbell, refrigerators and more – to better meet the needs of individual users by making their smart homes more predictive with the integration of true AI. Neura’s AI engine integrates with data coming from different smart devices and then learns from it to then make recommendations that match the individual’s lifestyle, behavior and what is happening at that moment.
Neura’s solution transforms raw sensor data from the consumers’ phones and connected devices into a pattern of behavior/behavioral profile that is meaningful to individuals. For example, Neura-enabled home security system knows to arm without motion detection when the family falls asleep and with motion detection when the family is at work and school.
It then builds a profile of each individual, and can therefore predict the experience that matches the user’s specific needs in a given moment. For example, if a user switches from a programmed thermostat to an AI-enhanced thermostat, the Neura-enhanced thermostat ‘knows’ specific family members are on their way home, and it turns on the heat or air conditioning, or when to adjust at bedtime.
If everyone leaves the house, AI-enhanced lighting knows not to turn on the lights, or if all the household’s occupants drive off to work, an AI-enhanced lock knows everyone is out of the house and to lock the doors in that specific moment.