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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Virtual Assistants Control GE Air Conditioning

Another example of voice control being pushed to common home devices that need control.    A simple example.   Been testing the idea in our home

Don’t get up to turn on your AC unit from GE — just ask Alexa to do it instead   By Lulu Chang

GE Appliances’ connected AC units for windows now integrate with Amazon Alexa for voice-activated capabilities. Thanks to a new Alexa skill from GE Appliances known as Geneva, you can just say, “Alexa, tell Geneva to turn on the air conditioner,” and your air conditioner will obey.

“Consumers today want easier and more convenient ways to control their appliances, and window air conditioners are no exception,” said Mark Evans, product manager of air products at GE. “Now that our connected window air conditioners integrate with Alexa, it’s easier than ever to turn on your air conditioner, adjust the cooling temperature, and more.” ... '

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