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Sony spinoff uses robot dog's brain to monitor home electricity

Aibo's speech recognition is the foundation for a cloud technology providing itemized power usage

  • A sensor developed by Sony spinoff company Informetis gathers data for home electricity monitoring. Cloud-based machine learning algorithms crunch the data to chart how much juice major appliances are using, and the results are sent to a mobile app.

  • Josh Honda, a marketing official with Sony spinoff Informetis, poses with an early-generation Aibo, Sony's defunct robot dog. A power-monitoring technology developed by Informetis uses machine learning algorithms founded in Aibo's artificial intelligence know-how. The data are displayed on a mobile app.

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