Welcome to SmartEnlight!

Smart: /smɑːt/ – noun, sharp stinging pain =)
Enlight: /ɛnˈlʌɪt/ – to enlighten, especially to shed light on, illuminate (frequently figurative)

So, this is what happens when you mix two decades of speech recognition industry experience with half a decade of smart home tinkering, add a teaspoon of childish drawings and a gallon of broken English. Let it brew for quite some time, pour it into WordPress and edit the posts relentlessly forever, only to find, that it does not taste like anything anymore.

Well, bear with me, I am working on the recipe …

What is this all about?

It is about enlightening smart home topics, from smart lighting to entertainment, security to health, all with a focus on our beloved intelligent personal assistants Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant.

In the ideas section you can find inspiring concepts around smart home devices. The assistants posts enlighten the setup for Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant.

Yes, but these “drawings” …?

Siri, Google Home and Alexa
Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa

Why would anybody who is curious and cautious about current developments in artificial intelligence, go on and further anthropomorphize AI? Well, this site takes a satirical approach to tackle this important topic, assuming you can look though the craziness of creating AI personalities. If you are interested in a good read on AI, check out Tim Urban’s Wait But Why – The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence.

Are you working for these companies?

No. This site is not affiliated with any vendor. All smart home devices and apps are regularly purchased with hard-earned money, just like yours.

Having a technical background, I do contribute in beta programs of hardware and software vendors I like, trying to bring their products to higher quality levels for you and for me. I do not disclose any beta information here, because it is secret. Everything you find here is public and already out there in the market.

Which smart devices can we expect here?

We like some of our smart home devices, we hate some. I am trying to focus on the ones I like, because it’s more fun. Occasionally you will find technical information which highlights limitations of these devices and apps. This is a heads-up for you, so you don’t stumble over the same problems, and an invitation for the vendors to improve their devices and apps for all of us.

Hey, I’d like to read about …

Starting with Smart Lighting, I am currently working on Smart Entertainment. Smart Health, Heating, Weather, Security will follow, not sure in which sequence. If you have any ideas or preferences, I would be more than happy to read them. Here is the contact page.

Hope this answers your most burning questions =)
Enjoy your time here, that’s what this is all about!