After the introduction of ChatGPT and investments in AI,, Amazon, and Crestron hope to provide more seamless and intuitive integrations, leading to more thoughtful solutions for users.

Integration Firms Testing Ways to Make AI More Responsive

Voice-enabled smart home hubs occasionally have trouble understanding and responding to users’ requests. To make user experiences more seamless, and subsequently more pleasant, has started working on a prototype integration using OpenAI’s much-discussed program, ChatGPT. ChatGPT, which stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer, has gained traction in both the business world and the world at large since it was introduced at the end of 2022. is hoping to integrate ChatGPT to improve the quality of both interactions with users and solutions provided by their system. For example, is hoping to not only provide accurate answers to users’ questions but also respond thoughtfully to more vague statements and requests like, “I’ve had a rough day; what’s a good way to unwind?” co-founder Alex Capecelatro said, “We’re trying to figure out how good we can get in controlling your environment in a more natural and intuitive way.” He explained he would like to lessen users’ frustrations when they do not get the answers they need because the interface does not understand the users’ needs and/or questions.

Amazon Partners with and Others to Improve Smart Device Compatibility and Accuracy recently partnered with Amazon “to demonstrate the potential of a multi-assistant integration for the home intelligence system.” This partnership was introduced at CES 2023. Amazon has also committed to moving forward with the next phase of Matter, which will create improved compatibility with non-proprietary smart devices in the home.

“At CES, Amazon announced the next phase of its Matter launch, bringing support for the standard to well over 100 million in-field devices across 30 different Echo and eero models. Once completed, it will be the largest footprint of Matter-supported devices yet,” Amazon reported.

This heightened compatibility is designed to help users begin to integrate more smart devices into their everyday lives and to encourage the mixing and matching of brands. Under the Matter umbrella, all can be controlled together, ending the need for several different apps and platforms.

Crestron Home’s Update Provides Improved Functionality to End Users

Crestron’s recent OS update, created with feedback from Crestron dealers, helps solve dealers’ issues and grants clients’ wishes about functionality. In its integration with Apple, Crestron can now operate through the Apple Shortcuts app where users can build their own customized macros. Macros allow users to create custom scenes in the home, carrying out three or more user requests simultaneously, like turning on lights, preheating an oven, and turning on a fireplace.

The new operating system has made “quality-of-life” improvements that help users make more precise requests. This works most efficiently with playing music in multiple rooms. In addition, users can now add new logins to integrated services, such as Pandora, right from the app instead of calling a dealer to make changes.

The last update allows Crestron’s products and services to be used more seamlessly worldwide with the ability to switch back and forth between a 12-hour and 24-hour clock. This change will benefit users in the EU, Britain, South Africa, and Brazil.

Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.

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