Video: UCIC launches Project Ubi Odyssey - the beta tester program for Ubi - The Ubiquitous Computer, a WiFi-connected, voice operated computer.
TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Unified Computer Intelligence
Corporation announces the launch of the Project Ubi Odyssey. Ubi - The
Ubiquitous Computer - is a device made to usher in the era of ubiquitous computing - when humans will be able to interact with computers without requiring
the use of screens or handheld devices.
The Ubi is a WiFi-connected, voice-operated computer that plugs into a
power outlet and makes the environment around it Internet enabled.
Reminiscent of voice controlled computers depicted in science fiction,
early uses of the Ubi include Internet search, messaging, and
communications without the use of hands or screens. The Ubi also
includes sensors that allow for remote monitoring of the environment
Project Ubi Odyssey will allow early adopters of technology to get
access to the Ubi, develop connectivity with home automation and
Internet services, and create novel human computer interactions. Those
interested can register for the program at www.theubi.com and selected candidates will be invited to participate in the program.
The Beta Ubi cost is $299. The program is currently limited to 5,000
participants and to residents of the United States.
The Ubi relies on powerful server technology that processes natural
language to infer requests from the user and then pulls data from
various Internet sources. Users can easily build voice-driven
interactions and connect devices and services through the Ubi Portal.
The device is equipped with temperature, humidity, air pressure and
ambient light sensors to provide feedback on the environment around it.
Also onboard the Ubi are stereo speakers, two microphones, and bright
multi-colored LED indicator lights. Ubi's trigger technology is
powered by Sensory's TrulyHandsfree software.
The Ubi team consists of developers with experience in human computer
interaction, voice recognition and robotics. The Unified Computer
Intelligence Corporation is a privately-held Canadian company that
develops ubiquitous computing technology.
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SOURCE: Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation
For further information:
Those interested in learning more about the Ubi can contact Leor Grebler, CEO of UCIC, at firstname.lastname@example.org