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Tom Doyle to Discuss AnalogML™ at CONNECTIONS™ Conference

Aspinity CEO Tom Doyle to Discuss the analogML Connection to Saving Power in Smart Home Products at Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS Community Virtual Session

-- Doyle participates in panel: AI and the Smart Home: Proactive and Predictive Intelligence, 11/12/20

PITTSBURGH — November 9, 2020 — Tom Doyle, founder and CEO of Aspinity, a pioneer in power-efficient analog edge processing, will address how analog machine learning (analogML™) can help to dramatically extend battery life in always-on smart home devices, such as voice-first or acoustic event-detection systems, during the panel, AI and the Smart Home: Proactive and Predictive Intelligence, at Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference (virtual event held November 12, 2020).

 “The use of AI/machine learning is taking off in smart home applications,” said Tom Doyle, founder and CEO, Aspinity. “While some of that AI/ML is obvious, other technology is more hidden to the consumer. At the top of the list is the technology required to support wired voice-enabled or other audio event-detection devices — such as smart speakers and smart thermostats. Integrating that same smart functionality into portable, battery operated devices such as glass-break sensors and voice-first TV remote controls — without draining the battery is really difficult. That’s because current always-on devices convert all of the naturally analog sensor data immediately into digital for processing, which is notoriously power-inefficient. We’re changing that paradigm by introducing analogML to keep the data in the analog domain for longer, and as a result we can save enough power to increase battery life from hours in some cases to months or even years.”

At CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, Parks Associates analysts will present new research quantifying consumer demand for smart product and system features that are powered by AI/ML to provide a new layer value through automation, assistance or personalization.  The firm notes that ~70% of security system owners report having some interactivity for their system and there will continue to be a more and more applications that use AI and machine learning.

“I’m looking forward to joining Parks Associates Senior Analyst Patrice Samuels and other panelists as we dig into the ways in which battery-operated devices that use proactive and predictive intelligence are transforming the smart home experience in ways that best meet users’ needs,” said Doyle.

CONNECTIONS is focused on the use cases and emerging business models that will successfully engage consumers and grow revenues in the converging IoT industries.

“As more aspects of daily life get connected, and as people spend more time in the home, new opportunities for always-on devices emerge that cross multiple use-cases, including energy usage monitoring, risk mitigation from flood and fire, health and safety monitoring, tracking of valuables, and appliance maintenance updates and monitoring,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Implementing AI/ML in efficient ways in smart home devices can have an impact on changing and recharging batteries, which ultimately impacts the overall consumer experience. We look forward to hearing more about the importance of this issue.”

More information about CONNECTIONS is available at To register for the event, visit To request specific research data, contact Elizabeth Parks at or 972-996-0202. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_US and with the event hashtag #CONNUS20.

Parks Associates’ 24th annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place July 15, 29, August 19, September 16, October 7, 28, and November 10-12, 2020, online, as part of the virtual CONNECTIONS Community Virtual Series.

The CONNECTIONS Community is a virtual platform highlighting live and past session content and interactive networking with 1,000+ executives from the connected entertainment, security, smart home, health, and energy industries. CONNECTIONS provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology innovations, consumer research on adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.