Statistics from the US Census Bureau show massive growth in the senior population around the world, with that number expected to double by 2050. In Japan, it’s possible that nearly forty percent of the population will be over the age of 65 in 30 years.
“We wanted to teach Alexa about senior living,” Holt said. “To not just control their smart home or call the front desk, but ask what events are today? Request maintenance, request food, understand what the daily specials are, call their neighbor. A whole bunch of really interesting collaborative capability once we taught the technology about the context of senior living.”