Kimera Systems Wants to Create a Virtual Assistant for Your Gadgets

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ksby Angela Guess

Klint Finley of Wired reports, “With his new company, Kimera Systems, [Mounir Shita] wants to help create all sorts of internet-connected devices without help from the Googles and the Amazons, spreading the wealth to electronics makers and broadband providers instead. For consumers, who’s actually taking a cut of all these purchases might not be important. But Shita sees it as a way to fund Kimera’s real purpose: the creation of artificially intelligent virtual assistants that can help you with just about any aspect of your life, from handling grocery shopping to scheduling meetings.”

Finley goes on, “Kimera is fashioning a technical solution it calls Nigel, and it includes three things. There’s a Siri-like virtual assistant that sits on your smartphone, letting you control your smart refridgerator. There’s a ‘personal cloud’ service that stores data on behalf of your [fridge]. And there’s server software that lets the [fridge] manufacturer and ISP keep track of who what groceries you ordered, collect payments, and disperse them among all the companies involved.”

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photo credit: Kimera

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