Harman Professional Solutions and IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) have unveiled Voice-Enabled Cognitive Rooms. Using IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence (AI) technology and Harman AKG microphones, JBL speakers, and AMX AV control and switching systems, the companies bring highly connected experiences to medical facilities, corporate offices, hotels, cruise ships, and other hospitality environments.
In addition to the current in-market solutions, Harman is part of IBM’s “cognitive collaboratories” based in its $200 million Watson IoT global headquarters in Munich. In this facility, Harman is demonstrating the capabilities of its in-room cognitive concierge in a conference room setting. At the same time, the Harman team is also working with IBM designers, researchers, and others to put IoT into the hands of enterprise customers.