- Apr 23, 2018
He mentioned what was AI powered. Its just the personalization/customization algorithm for ideal temperature preference. Nothing ground breaking, they are just leveraging the buzz-word. The real innovation is in the textile. Rest all was added later on to create a marketable product. Now if they use buzzwords for marketing, its not bad is it? Or are you now saying that leveraging buzzwords is good when done by foreigners but bad when done by Indian innovators?What is AI powered smart jackets? Seems more like marketing gimmick.
Most of this AI powered system are just clever programming.
One needs to maintain 25-30 degree C inside jacket which will be best achieved with traditional PID controller.
PID controller is supposed to adjust temperature to what exact temperature in the 25-30 range? Its not a single figure, its a multi-variable function that has ambient temperature, hydration level, relative humidity, personal preference, etc all components in it. The AI part is supposed to deal with personalizing that for optimal comfort. I don't think the jacket could have done without it.
Take another example, without AI or this textile tech, another approach that has been tried before is use of Phase-Change Material inserts. Those will not be nearly as comfortable to wear. Their approach is much more superior. Lets celebrate it.