Panasonic has expanded its portfolio in the space of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning with the launch of 'Arbo Hub.' It is an AI-powered hub which provides the users of Panasonic smartphones an access to multiple apps and services on a single platform.
Arbo Hub, the 'Go-to' app for everything, adapts to the users specific needs, interests and provides all services on one single platform, decluttering multiple apps on the smartphones. The company has partnered with app aggregators such as Ola, AccuWeather, NewsPoint, MobiKwik and Gamezop so as to provide different platforms to the end user.
Arbo Hub will be introduced to the users of Eluga ray 700, launched in September 2017, through an over the air update (FOTA). Panasonic also announced two of its upcoming smartphone models Panasonic P85 NXT and Eluga Ray 710 which will be incorporated into this Go-To app.
Arbo Hub is a single platform where all of Arbo's (Panasonic's AI based assistant launched in March 2017) learnings are utilized. Equipped with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Arbo Hub learns the user preferences and makes recommendations based on areas of interest. User will be shown information, data, content, games and shows which are relevant to them
For the new service, Panasonic has partnered with various apps like Accuweather which provides the user with real-time weather updates for on spot location, NewsPoint for latest news based on the taste and preferences, updates on cricket matches including live scores, history of previous matches and daily, weekly and monthly horoscope.
Arbo Hub app's interface lets them compare fares between the two most recognized app service, Ola, and Uber. It also allows users to select between different categories (share or personal) within the app. It also allows the user to play HTML5-based games powered by Gamezop and covers e-payments via MobiKwik, allowing the user to pay utility bills.
The company also rolled-out the 'Face Unlock' feature through an over the air update (FOTA) for their existing and new users on its Eluga Ray 700 smartphone. In order to enable the feature, the user needs to download the latest update and simply needs to access the 'Face Unlock' feature in Phone Settings menu. The user can then launch it to register his/her face for the first time; once the facial characteristics are registered, the user can use it to unlock the phone by exposing the display towards his/her face.