Hacker News author The_Donald contributor Matthew DeFranco says he is working with a company to make automation the default feature of its smart home appliances.
He says he and a few other hackers have been building smart home automation systems for years, but that Google Now, Google Home, Nest, and Echo were among the first products to make it the default.
He told TechCrunch that they wanted to give Google Now a run for its money, but it’s also a little frustrating to be stuck with a feature that’s not even available to people.
“The company has said that the smart home is the future of home automation, and I’m not convinced that’s true,” he said.
“Google Home has been the easiest way for me to automate things for years.
Nest is great.
Echo is awesome.
Google Home is the best.
Google Assistant is awesome, but I don’t know if it’s the best.”
DeFranci said Google’s products, which are built on Android and have been available for some time, have been the only ones to make Google Now the default home automation feature.
It also comes with a big caveat: DeFrancis’ systems are still not ready for prime time, and the company will be looking to expand its product lineup for this year.
“For the time being, the Nest product is the only one that’s actually working in real life,” he added.
“I’ve been using it for two months now and it’s amazing.
It’s not just Google’s product, but the entire ecosystem around Google Home.”
DeFrancis said the company was currently working on a smart home software update that would make Nest the default automation feature, but added that he was also working with Google to help developers integrate the software.
Google’s AI assistant isn’t the only new AI feature being added to Google Home in 2017.
Earlier this year, the company announced it was adding a new feature to its Android platform that it calls “Voice” that is able to perform speech recognition on audio.
Google is also adding a smart camera feature to Home to allow users to record videos and upload them to YouTube.
DeFrancos said that Google has made Voice a core feature for all of its products and that it was one of the reasons he wanted to join the company.
“I’m really excited to be able to make Voice the default for all the products, but there’s a lot of work to do to get there,” he told TechBuzz.
“It’s a long road.
Google has already made a ton of changes to Google Assistant over the last year and a half, and that’s something that I really want to get behind.”
Google has also recently launched a new Google Assistant beta that can be used to get the most out of Google Assistant.
DeFrancises new AI system will be available in the beta channel in March.
“Voice has a really cool feature that allows us to create videos and video conversations with a voice,” he noted.
“The thing is that the way that I want to use it, I need to control a lot more than I do with Google Assistant.”
DeFrisco said that it’s been a lot easier to start using Google Assistant than it has been for him to use Google Home.
“Before, you had to go into Google Home and make a video and it would tell you the commands,” he recalled.
“Now, it’s a little easier because it doesn’t need to tell you what the commands are.
So it’s very easy to start working with it and it is a little bit more intuitive.”
De Franco added that the new voice feature will allow people to make more intelligent conversations, and also give Google Assistant more power over home automation.
Google said that voice will be a core part of Google Home by the end of the year, but DeFrancs voice feature isn’t available yet.
“We’re planning to add Voice to all our products as well,” he explained.
“That will be our voice feature going forward.”
De Franco said that he will be building out his own system to get more control over his AI assistants, but he is also looking for other ways to use voice.
“One of the great things about this company is that you can be as creative as you want,” he stated.
“What’s cool about Google is that they’re very open to change.
They’re really open to doing anything to make their products better.
They don’t care if it looks or sounds or smells or whatever.
They want to see improvements in their products, and so that’s why we’re excited about Voice.”
De Frankci says that he wants to make the feature available for everyone in his home, and is open to other developers adding the feature to their products.
“If there’s an AI that is not really working for you, that’s the way to go,” he pointed out.
“You can start off by giving your Alexa a try.
That’s the one thing we’re looking for, and we’re not saying it