International Builders' Show
February 9-11, 2021
Orlando, FL
FEB 9-11, 2021

Success with Virtual Assistants: Inviting Alexa to the Party

Tuesday, January 21 | 11:00 - 11:30 AM

Location: LVCC - Tech Bytes B - South 231

Registration Type: IBS Full Registration or 1-Day Education Registration

Format: Tech Bytes SessionMore Info

Level of Content: NoviceMore Info

Who Should Attend: Designers, Architects, Engineers and Planners, Remodelers, Single Family - All

Track: Industry Trends & Emerging Issues

What It's About:

Most people have seen commercials promoting the many capabilities of virtual assistant devices, like Amazon’s Alexa. They seem to control, help with and answer anything a homeowner might wish, all from a little gadget on the countertop. But how does it work in real life? This Tech Bytes session explores the key aspects of voice assistant technologies and what is necessary to deliver an optimal, seamless experience (like those in commercials). Learn the common features for these devices, the technology’s limitations and the differences between available platforms. With the ability to properly engineer and effectively integrate these technologies, you can expand the offerings in your homes and provide experiences your buyers seek.

What You'll Learn:

  • Identify common smart product categories and the critical features to consider when integrating them into designs.
  • Define the major ecosystems available to connect devices and make them work together.
  • Recognize the common challenges to successfully deploying new technology for clients.
  • Describe the importance of both wired and wireless connection options.

How to Attend:

Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Tech Bytes sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 0.50 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s)

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