Sunday, August 20, 2017

Conversational Cooking: Exploring Chatbots As a Cooking Interface (Podcast)

People give me a strange look when I tell them I cook with Facebook, but using a chatbot as a cooking interface is surprisingly natural.

Your Face Is Your Key: Exploring Facial Recognition with TrueFace’s Shaun Moore

Back in 2014, Shaun Moore and his cofounder Nezare Chafni started selling a consumer video doorbell called Chui with facial recognition technology. They eventually realized the future of the company was not in doorbells, but in developing robust facial recognition and detection technology that could be applied to a variety of scenarios.

Podcast: Robot (and Big Data) Pizza: A Conversation With Zume Pizza’s Julia Collins

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Podcast: Amazon Buys Whole Foods

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The Smart Home Weekly: HomeKit’s Big Week & The Debut of HomePod

Each week I look at the biggest story in smart home and give context to what's happening in the connected home around the web. This was the most important week for HomeKit since Apple announced...

Podcast: The State of RF Cooking With Yuval Ben-Haim

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The WWDC 2017 Prediction Show (Smart Home Edition)

Are you ready for WWDC? Apple's big developer conference is just three days away, and so it's time to make some predictions. I get together with my old friend Adam Justice from Connectsense to discuss what we...

Podcast: Robot, Meet Chatbot

In this episode, Mike looks at Andy Rubin's new smart home platform, Essential Home. Rubin believes he can eliminate all the friction and fragmentation consumers face today with all the various platforms by focusing...

Podcast: Why Did Whirlpool Buy Yummly?

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Podcast: Here’s A Fresh, Hand-Squeezed Podcast For Your Enjoyment

This week's guest is Home:On's Richard Gunther. Richard and I discuss the Bloomberg story about Juicero that showed you can bypass the company's $400 juicer and squeeze the Juicero packs with your hands. We also talk...

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