Josh.ai continues expanding upon the power and capabilities of artificial intelligence in the home with its first white paper, which documents deployment and programming best practices for voice control of Lutron systems.
Voice control is increasingly being adopted due to its universal accessibility, efficiency, and as a health-conscious means of touch-less control in the wake of the global pandemic. The influx of demand is making it more important than ever that professionals have the proper guidance. Between its proprietary voice automation technology and privacy-focused approach to home control, Josh.ai is taking a leading role in setting standards for the smart home to follow.
The white paper covers everything needed for successful installations of Josh.ai and Lutron systems. After authenticating with Lutron, Josh.ai will learn the home’s configuration by pulling in floors, rooms, and device types. Since Josh.ai is communicating directly to each device in a project, proper Lutron programming is critical to ensure a user-friendly experience. From detailed integration insight to advanced programming notation leveraging Josh.ai’s contextual natural language processing, the documentation will be a template going forward that ensures projects are efficiently and effectively deployed.
For Josh.ai dealers installing other systems to control environmental devices, such as lights, shades, and thermostats, the principles of the white paper are applicable as well.
Josh.ai’s plug-and-play approach to its integrations makes the systems somewhat “agnostic” with respect to supported devices. As opposed to a skill-based approach that relies on trigger phrases without knowing what is being controlled, Josh.ai’s paramount concern is the context and capabilities of the devices that it is communicating with. Whether devices originate from a control system or another manufacturer, Josh.ai consolidates them under a unified interface. From there, it is a matter of programming and personalizing the voice experience with each device so that all users have an intuitive experience when communicating with their home.
According to the company, utilizing Josh.ai’s advanced device aliasing capabilities will enable clients more intuitive interaction with their home technologies. Natural language commands like, “Ok Josh, lower the west blackout shades and dim the lamps near the couch,” as well as, “Ok Josh, turn the first-floor art spots to 2100 kelvin,” are now possible given the proper programming procedure has been followed.
Josh.ai and Lutron are hosting a webinar that anyone can join to learn more on Friday, November 6, at 1:00pm ET. Register here.
“To date, voice commands have seemed to skew towards control of environmental devices like lights and shades. With that in mind, especially given our close relationship with Lutron, it was clear that putting a white paper together documenting best practices would benefit our industry” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai. “Our essential network of dealers throughout the United States and Canada are responsible for making Josh come to life for their clients. The goal with Josh.ai has always been to deliver a magical experience, and a huge part of that delivery is enabling our dealers with the right documentation and features.”