Yandex launches AI-powered smart home products

Source: yandex, Friday, May 24, 2019

Russian internet giant Yandex today announced a major expansion of its intelligent assistant Alice through integrations with various smart home products. Yandex said Alice can turn on lights, adjust the thermostat, control the TV and even make coffee via smart home-compatible products being made by Philips, Xiaomi, Samsung and Redmond. The products include smart bulbs, plugs and appliances.

Yandex is also launching a line of its own gadgets, including the Smart Bulb, the Smart Plug and the Smart Remote Control. Yandex smart devices are available on Beru (its eCommerce marketplace), at the Yandex store in Moscow and next month through Svyaznoy retail locations.