Smart Christmas Tree Presented in Minsk
In anticipation of New Year and Orthodox Christmas, Nootechnica, a Belarusian company that specializes in lighting control systems, presented a smart Christmas tree. The festive device is installed at a Minsk shop Vityaz and can be controlled remotely or via voice commands. Yet, its most unusual feature is responding to questions and giving predictions.
The creators of the tree claim that it has artificial intelligence, recognizes voice, and is controlled via web and voice commands from Siri and Google Assistant. In addition, the tree has its own control system, which allows it to respond to questions. Developers have enriched the tree’s vocabulary so it can easily recognize profanities and respond in a proper manner.
The tree has a countdown to 2017 and can give predictions for the upcoming year. Web users can interact with the tree by switching its garlands on and off via a special website. A web camera live streams video from the shop.
Nootechnica has been developing and manufacturing lighting control systems since 1997. During these years, the company has found its niche in the production of energy–efficient devices on the territory of the CIS countries. Nootechnica also creates smart home technologies.