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Currant’s Smart Wall Outlet taps AI to reduce energy waste

Currant, the Palo Alto startup created in 2015 to develop smart home devices that reduce energy consumption received in November 2018 a $7 million funding round, allowing its founder Hasty Granbery, former director of software engineering at PayPal, to debute its first AI-powered product — the Currant Smart Outlet. The Smart Wall Outlet, an in-wall smart outlet similarly driven by machine learning, will be unveiled in 2019.

The outlet records electrical usage stats and sends them to a companion smartphone app (on Android and iOS) for AI-driven analysis, which graphs power usage in real time (by hour, day, month, or year), toggles outlet-specific rules that run on a schedule, and offers personalized energy-saving recommendations. There’s no complicated setup or configuration involved — the app detects plugged-in devices and the Smart Wall Outlet automatically. […]

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