Michael, please wash them in economy mode.

Pretty soon, this is what you will be saying to your dishwasher (Michael as you named it) to start it.

Or you will ask your fridge -which is a node in the "Internet of Things" network- when she will be ordering milk.

We’ve been able to ask a question to Siri or Google, or search for a movie on our Amazon Fire TV remote. Why not do the same with everything else? It’s about time!

When an app offers voice command functionality, it is usually more convenient to use.

We’re working on the prototype of a system that will bring voice command functionality to every device. Literally. Not just computers or mobile phones. Cameras, central heating, elevators, industry machines…
Ultra-Low Power Keyword Spotting Within an NLUI Envisaged Architecture

Thanks to a partnership with Fraunhofer IIS (which is the creator of the MP3 standard), our investor Sestek and Electrolux, we’re hoping to create a working demo in 2016.

The biggest challenge, especially with devices using battery power has been the following:

When the device is always in "listening mode", it consumes too much energy. So, keeping this circuit on at all times, while using it only 1% of the time was not energy efficient. But thanks to Ultra-Low Power Keyword Spotting Technology, that problem seems to be solved. So, you don’t have to open an app to be able to activate voice commands like "OK Google" anymore. They will always be listening.

Making life easier by giving people the power of verbal communication has always been a part of Botego’s vision. We’re thrilled to be able to fulfill this vision with our technology partners in near future. (Follow us on Twitter!)

Here’s another prototype in action, that we have developed last year, which brought us inbound interest from Google as I described here.