Humanizing Connected Home Experiences: Using Machine Learning and Voice Control (Guest Post)




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Mid age woman sitting at tableCord Cutters News is a proud sponsor of Connections: The Premier Connected Home Conference hosted by Parks Associates. This is a guest post from Parks Associates.

Sridhar Solur, SVP, Comcast presents opening keynote: “Humanizing Connected Home Experiences: Using Machine Learning and Voice Control” at 21st annual CONNECTIONS

Comcast’s senior executive Sridhar Solur will provide the opening keynote: “Humanizing Connected Home Experiences: Using Machine Learning and Voice Control” at the 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference.

Solur is Senior Vice President of Product & Development for Xfinity Home, Internet of Things, and Data Services, and he will present the keynote address at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23. The event will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.

“I’m delighted to discuss the new ‘IoT’ era we are living in and to separate the hype from reality, as we move from a world where things are being done by you to a world where things are being done for you,” Solur said. “I am looking forward to outlining how we are bringing physical and digital security together at Comcast and sharing some best practices on integrating voice with machine intelligence.”

Parks Associates research shows:

  • 38% of professionally monitored security subscribers have interactive services.
  • 50% of iPhone users noted use of Siri.
  • Among smart speakers with voice-enabled personal assistant owners, over 25% use two or more devices in their household.
  • Amazon Alexa currently has 337 smart home related skills.

The CONNECTIONS™ agenda focuses on the changing consumer IoT markets for the smart home, connected entertainment, digital health, smart energy, and mobile apps and services. The event includes pre-show research workshops highlighting new data and analysis from Parks Associates’ research team and features more than 700 executives in an intimate networking environment.

The 2017 CONNECTIONS™ Conference also features the following keynote speakers:

For more information on CONNECTIONS™, visit

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