JStar Debuts Artificial Intelligence Platform For Smart Home Control

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JStar will begin shipping its whole home artificial intelligence platform, Josh.ai, at CEDIA 2016.

Built for the custom integration channel, Josh.ai uses artificial intelligence to unify home technology through its unique user interface. Josh.ai is a standalone control system that works with Lutron, Meridian, Sonos, and others. It also integrates with control systems such as Crestron.

“We’re really passionate about bringing simple, high quality voice control to the custom channel,” said CEO Alex Capecelatro. “It’s critical to create a natural, scalable, and delightful user experience that is easy to install reliably in large installations. By integrating with companies like Crestron, Amazon, and Lutron, we’ve been able to create amazing experiences that delight our integrators and their clients.”

Josh.ai also provides a fully built app for mobile devices, allowing clients to tap and swipe in addition to voice control.

Josh.ai ships on a server the company calls “Home Base,” and is plugged into the home network. No custom programming is needed, making the install among the fastest in the industry.

The company was founded in 2015 by Alex Capecelatro and chief technology officer Tim Gill. The AI behind Josh.ai is the culmination of 5 years of research and development in natural language processing.

Previously Gill was founder and chair of Quark. Capecelatro started his career as a research scientist for NASA and recently exited as founder and CEO of social mobile products At the Pool and Yeti.

For more information, visit the Josh.ai booth (No. 4150) at CEDIA 2016.

CEO Capecelatro will host a panel discussion on voice control on Thursday, Sept. 15, in Ballroom C at 11:00 a.m., and a talk on advanced control interfaces at the CEDIA booth on Saturday, Sept, 17, at 10:30 a.m.

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