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How a Kentucky city connects to the CNET Smart ApartmentThe city of Louisville, Ky., has started to work with citizens to develop integrations between city services and smart home platforms and products. We get to see a few of these in action at the CNET Smart Apartment.
I'm Rich Brown. I'm here at the CNet smart apartment in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. We operate this base in conjunction with the city of Louisville. The idea being to explore what smart city might mean to residents living here. So, we have people from the city here today to show off some of their early smart city experiments, to hopefully give you a better idea of what this means. Well, I came in contact with the government in a [UNKNOWN]. They wanted to use the API they have, For [UNKNOWN] it out and make it an Alexa enabled skill. So you can ask the Alexa skill when it's the [UNKNOWN] in your area, it will ask you back the address for your area, right? And then it will tell you the information that you need. Alexa, ask city services about my [UNKNOWN] out date. Sure, tell me your address. My address is 2910 Dartmouth Ave., Kentucky. The [INAUDIBLE] set out will begin in your area on December 9, 2016 and will go all through December 11, 2016. So this project that we're showing today, is a integration between Google metro air quality data, to a third part service called IFTTT. That then plugs into your [UNKNOWN] hue bulb. So it will show the air quality of the area. So basically the hue bulb will change color based off of how good or moderate or hazardous the air quality is in your area. And [UNKNOWN] is the mayor of Louisville news feed. And what it does it hooks into an XML feed that the city provided. Of the mayor's like, daily news briefings basically. Alexa, give me my flash briefing for today. Here's your flash briefing from Mayor Greg Fischer's office in Louisville, Kentucky. Now the Smart City concept is still in its very early stages. And cities around the world are experimenting with how to bring data and residents together in a way that makes city services run more efficiently. What you see here today is just the beginning and we're excited to see how Louisville and other cities pushes conduct forward.