The future of smart homes

Amazon takes another step to bring the future of smart homes forward. At Amazon’s 2022 Devices & Services Event, the e-commerce giant broadened its portfolio of consumer devices for ambient intelligence by introducing new e-readers, smart speakers and sleep trackers.

In the smart speaker category, Amazon revealed the 5th generation of its Echo Dot product line. Featuring an eight-core processor and support for Wi-Fi 6E, the device will connect to Alexa in the cloud.

The company further introduced Halo Rise, touted as the only product combining a contactless sleep tracking solution with a wake light and environmental data. Amazon stated Halo Rise ships with built-in AI/ML capabilities to provide highly accurate insights and personalized sleep analysis.

As Amazon keeps boosting its home technology portfolio Just a few weeks after acquiring iRobot, what role will other players have in shaping the future of an open, interconnected smart home?

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