Josh.ai continues evangelize the benefits of artificial intelligence in the home with its first white paper that covers the topic of Lutron integration.
Voice control is increasingly being adopted due to its universal accessibility, efficiency, and as a health-conscious means of touchless 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.
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. In order to accomplish a successful integration, integrators need to know everything from advanced programming notation that leverages Josh.ai’s contextual natural language processing, to the documentation that will be a template going forward that ensures projects are efficiently and effectively deployed.
“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. ” states 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.”
For Josh.ai dealers installing other systems to control environmental devices, such as lights, shades, thermostats, the principles of the white paper are applicable as well.
Josh.ai’s plug-and-play approach provides ambiguity 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 emphasizes that its paramount concern is the context and capabilities of the devices 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.
Utilizing Josh.ai’s advanced device aliasing capabilities will enable clients to experience an unmatched level of convenience and joy when interacting with their homes. 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.