Josh.ai is a home-automation start-up that touts its natural-language processing (NLP) as a distinct advantage over other voice-controllable smart-home systems. At CEDIA 2017, the company will introduce a “distributed” approach to whole-house control, whereby a full-featured IoT hub, the new Josh Micro, could grace every room of the house, or just one of them.
Josh.ai, a voice-activated home automation system provider, today announced the launch of its new product Josh Micro. Josh Micro is a new hardware product that runs the Josh.ai software on a far-field microphone for hands-free voice control. The product launch comes on the heels of the Denver-based startup’s $11 million fundraising in July.
osh.ai is the new kid on the block with all the bells and whistles of Alexa, Google Home, and Siri. Truthfully, the only reason to put Josh.ai in the same conversation is that they fall under the same big umbrella of voice activated home control. On that same token, maybe it is time we put Josh.ai in the same arena as Control4 or Savant.
If you want to know the future of the smart home, a nondescript hotel on a lonely stretch of highway near San Francisco International Airport might not be the first place you’d look. Unless, that is, said hotel was the scene of CONNECTIONS, an annual gathering of industry’s insiders and influencers that’s billed, rightly so, as the premiere connected home conference.
Josh.ai, which makes artificial intelligence systems for the home, raised $8 million to bring its total fundraising effort to $11 million since its founding two years ago, according to the Denver Post.