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Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), machine learning and intelligent products company announced that it has launched Alice, a home ecosystem assistant that can make coffee, turn on the lights, control the TV and adjust the heat. In addition to Alice, Yandex is releasing a suite of smart home products including Smart Bulb and Smart Plug’s that are operable …

Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), machine learning and intelligent products company announced that it has launched Alice, a home ecosystem assistant that can make coffee, turn on the lights, control the TV and adjust the heat. In addition to Alice, Yandex is releasing a suite of smart home products including Smart Bulb and Smart Plug’s that are operable with Samsung, Xiaomi and Philips brands.

As quoted in the press release:

“A year ago we brought Alice into users’ homes with the launch of Russia’s first smart speaker, Yandex.Station. These new smart home capabilities will offer Russian users the next level of automated living, complementing Alice’s existing comprehensive skill set. Today we’re bringing our users a voice-controlled smart home ecosystem powered by Yandex’s world-class speech and AI technologies,” says Denis Chernilevsky, Head of Alice-enabled device development at Yandex.

Users can control their smart home devices at home or on the go from many platforms powered by Alice. For example, users can launch Alice on their smartphone and ask her to turn on the house lights on their way back home.

Click here to read the full press release.

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