My response could have been better worded. Usually when users write in about “training,” they’re talking about supervised learning done by them, i.e., going around the house and turning devices on/off to force detection. This is not possible with smart plugs at the moment. We will absolutely be using that data to build better models on our end, however. In this way, sure, we’re training the models. I just try and avoid that language given the connotations it has for many users.
And it’s not necessarily that user-driven training isn’t possible, it’s just wildly impractical and would likely be an incredibly frustrating experience to deliver us the fine-grained data necessary for detection.