Nest taps into the Google cloud and machine learning capability

©Bloomberg Nest, best known for its internet-connected thermostats and smoke alarms, is building an “operating system for the home” ahead of a fresh attempt to reach mainstream consumers. For the first time since Google bought the company for $3.2bn in 2014, the smart-home pioneer is starting to take advantage of the technology group’s powerful cloud computing infrastructure to help its devices better respond to consumer behaviour. More On this topic IN Technology For several years, Nest customers have been able to automatically arm their security cameras or turn off their thermostats using its Home/Away feature. To improve its reliability at detecting whether anyone is at home, Nest plans to use machine-learning techniques to crunch data from multiple sources and sensors.  These could include its thermostat’s motion sensors and a smartphone’s…


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