Thanks to the collaboration between Pedini, Microsoft and the startup IoMote, Hi Pedini is the kitchen 4.0 capable of activating fast, intelligent interaction through voice input. Hi Pedini is also the name of the app and the voice control technology developed by the three companies, in an initiative of open innovation and contamination.

On view in Milan at the Microsoft Technology Center of Microsoft House, Hi Pedini is equipped with a cloud computing platform of voice recognition services based on Microsoft artificial intelligence (in particular LUIS, Language Understanding Intelligent Service), an advanced app, sensors and ‘physical’ vocal assistants, generating a series of functions: real dialogue with the kitchen, control of consumption via smartphone, air quality monitoring, gas and water leak alerts.

Hi Pedini adapts the environment to the needs of families. A simple voice command makes the kitchen change its colors for different moods and moments. Movement sensors can be activated in critical zones to protect children from detergents or sharp objects.

“Microsoft wants to democratize artificial intelligence, and we are enthusiastic about working with an emblem of design made in Italy like Pedini, and a promising startup like IoMote,” says Mattia De Rosa, the new director of the Cloud & Enterprise division of Microsoft Italia.