Xiaomi during the conference Google I / O 2018 announced the integration of its devices with the voice assistant of the search giant. They decided to start with "smart" light bulbs and sockets, which in the near future will go on sale in the US market.
What did they tell?
You can manage Xiaomi gadgets from both the Google Assistant application on your smartphone and with voice commands on smart columns like Google Home. The first to connect the lamp Mi Bedside Lamp, which was released in China under the brand Mijia . A bed lamp with the support of 16 million colors will appear in the US this month.
Next on the queue are a colored LED bulb Mi LED Smart Bulb (apparently, the model Yeelight) and a "connected" Mi Smart Plug with Wi-Fi. Is it possible without a Chinese plug? However, we and the American version will require an adapter.
Why is it important?
Because Xiao AI , its own "smart" assistant company, understands only Chinese, and Google Assistant will soon speak in Russian and about 30 more languages . Multilingual voice control will help Xiaomi expand its influence in the global market. Today, the company's IoT platform has more than 100 million connected devices.
At the beginning of the year Xiaomi announced a strategic cooperation with Microsoft in the field of cloud computing, artificial intelligence and "smart" speakers. Therefore, in the future, Mi gadgets can also get integration with Cortana.