If the thought of walking across the room just to turn off the lights in your house sounds like a tiring job, voice activated controls might be just what you need. Well, the folks over at iSpeech think they have a solution, they recently introduced their voice command and control platform for connected homes. While it’s not a product by itself, iSpeech is a library of speech commands and contextual interpretation technology that home gadget makers can embed into their devices or access through iSpeech’s API.
It wasn’t announced which companies will be making use of iSpeech’s technology, but they hope to target OEMs like Samsung, Nest and GE’s TVs, smart thermostats and washing machines. Eventually iSpeech plans to invade the whole home, linking all your appliances together so you can easily perform a string of commands with just one phrase – i.e. “I’m going to bed” will turn off your lights, close your blinds and turn off the TV. Sounds like a great idea, but first we’ll need companies to adopt iSpeech in order to make it happen.