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August Home First Smart Lock to Allow Amazon Alexa to “Unlock My Door”

02/16/2017

SAN FRANCISCO, February 16, 2017  August Home Inc, the leading provider of smart locks and smart home access products and services that make life more simple and secure, today added the ability to unlock the August Smart Lock with a voice command using Alexa-enabled devices. Now August Smart Lock users are able to ask Alexa to “unlock my door,” using a secure voice PIN code in addition to locking and checking the status of an August Smart Lock.

Seven Examples of 'Voice First' Approaches to Benefit Older Adults

Has the 'Voice First' interface trend gone mainstream -- and can it benefit seniors?  Some think so. What has initially been driven by Apple platform Siri and the Amazon Echo – and now with Google Home -- is about to become mainstream (or as it is described, 'Voice First’) as the primary way we interact with technology.  There is even a possibility soon that both the Echo and Google Home devices could be utilized for voice calling.  Here are seven examples of 'Voice First' approaches and experiments for seniors. Soon there will be more that reference Google Home – please comment with your own 'Voice First' example -- these are from the company websites or news stories:

Sensely raises $8M for AI-powered virtual nurse app

02/15/2017

San Francisco-based Sense.ly, which makes a virtual nurse assistant available through an app, announced it has raised $8 million in Series B funding in a round led by Chengwei Capital. Additional contributions came from Fenox Venture Capital, Bioved Ventures, the Mayo Clinic and the Stanford StarX fund. This brings the company’s total funding to date to at least $11.5 million.


Orbita and IVCi Partner to Bring Video Collaboration to Connected Home Healthcare

02/08/2017

Boston, MA - February 8, 2017 - Orbita, Inc., a leading provider of innovative software solutions for connected home healthcare, today announced a partnership with video collaboration solution provider, IVCi. The partnership will enable healthcare providers and home caregivers to easily connect home care, mobile health and voice health assistant applications with scalable and secure video collaboration services.


SoundHound raises $75M to bring its voice-enabled AI everywhere

01/31/2017

SoundHound has been around for 10 years and, before today, had raised around $40 million in financing as it’s worked to build a massive conversational AI platform.

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