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If you take a look at the last few years, you will understand how fast technology has grown. Due to this reason, the smart home industry has witnessed significant development, which led to the creation of a myriad of products. If you just started your journey in making your home smart, you will be overwhelmed as you don’t which product is right for your household.
It is important to obtain advice before investing in the product, to ensure it meets your requirements and is future proof. There are a plethora of vendors who offer similar products at different prices. How do you know if you are making the right choice?
To help you and other people who are in similar situations, a developer created a chatbot known as Sparky Smart. The chatbot uses artificial intelligence so that it can help you pick a smart device by going through numerous technical documents and websites. How will the chatbot function when we test out all its features?
The developer used Facebook Messenger as the main platform for Sparky Smart. As expected, if you want to interact with this chatbot, you will need to activate it by selecting “Get Started.” Whether you are using your mobile phone or laptop, this element is at the bottom of the screen.
As soon as you bring the chatbot to life, it will tell you that it is an assistant who will help you pick the right product for your house. You have to select from the following options in the main menu, to continue using the chatbot:
- Go Green
Under each option, the chatbot displays “Explore,” allowing you to find more about the topic. When you select “Security,” from the main menu, the chatbot displays three more categories:
For example, if you select “Camera,” the chatbot will show you a list of cameras along with their prices. The chatbot also options where you can check out additional details of each camera. If you like a particular product, you can save it so that you can compare the device with another one. When you save two cameras or more, the chatbot will let you compare their features. You can also find out about their additional features, if necessary. Let’s say that you have no idea which one is good for your house. By selecting “help me to choose,” the chatbot will ask you a series of questions so that you can come to a decision. For example, the chatbot will find out the type of fixture, along with whether you want to use the camera indoors or outdoors. Depending on your answers, the chatbot will suggest appropriate products. If you select “View Details,” the chatbot redirects you to the official website, where you can read more about the product.
Similarly, when you select door-lock or motion-sensor, the chatbot gives you a list of products.
When you select “Go Green,” the chatbot will ask you to pick from one of the following devices:
Depending on the category you select, the chatbot will show you a variety of products. Another important point to note is that the chatbot displays a picture of each product, so that you have a proper idea about it. Just like every other category, you can find out more about the product or save it to your list or even ask the chatbot for assistance.
The last category, “Comfort,” the chatbot asks you to select from plug, relay-switch, and hub. The chatbot will show you relevant products according to the category you select. Also, if you are feeling confused or you would like to go back to the main menu, you can select “restart” which appears at the end of every text.
Let’s test the chatbot to see if it can understand keywords, even if it isn’t related to the conversation. For example, if you type “compare,” the chatbot will ask you to add at least two devices so that it can help you out.
Overall, Sparky Smart is a useful chatbot as it is extremely helpful. When you are selecting a smart product, you have the option of learning more about it by visiting the official website. If you want to compare two or more products, you can do so with the help of the chatbot. Another interesting feature of this chatbot is its ability to assist in making decisions for you. The chatbot allows you to sort the products according to their ratings, popularity, and price.
Although the chatbot does tell you about the various features, it doesn’t elaborate on them. Other than this minute setback, the chatbot works as expected.
If you are looking to test this chatbot for yourself or you want advice on purchasing smart devices, do check out the chatbot by clicking here!
Facebook link – https://www.facebook.com/SparkySmartShop/.
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