Artificial Intelligence (AI), as it relates to the smart home, is already in “experiment” mode with voice command sidekicks like Alexa offering users a completely hands-free life.
However, the smart home still has a long road ahead before it becomes completely integrated on an intuitive level, rather than a reactive one.
AI in the smart home seeks to ultimately simplify life, not only by allowing connected devices to react via on-demand voice or touch commands, but to also be one step ahead.
The future of the AI smart home will involve products that can calculate and know someone’s needs before a command is even given out.
The AI solution in the smart home not only strives to solve problems, it aims to prevent future ones from occurring. Just as no one person is alike, engineers behind this intuitive technology recognize that a connected home cannot be a one-size-fits-all solution as it oftentimes has been. To mend this, more and more companies are now creating devices compatible with former competitors’ products to expand ecosystem capabilities.
The AI home is destined to not only perform on-demand actions but to also learn people’s habits, recognize them and know the right time to apply solutions. Like a sponge, it will absorb the knowledge around it (someone’s habits and daily routine) and provide intelligent information on how to improve the quality of life.
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Eventually, a smart home will house devices communicating with one another to predict behavior and save people time, money and stress.
It’s already happening.
A connected mattress pad, for instance, can monitor sleep and communicate with a thermostat to adjust temperature or lighting based on changes in heart rate, respiration and eye movement. If someone’s heart rate has irregular activity throughout the night, a smart bed can stabilize the temperature in the room so that the person can experience better quality of sleep over time.
Imagine walking into your bedroom at night. Your home controller suggests turning down the thermostat and lowering the shades, because your home already knows you sleep better when it’s darker and cooler in the room.
Thinking ahead, that’s the new smart home concept of AI.
Marketing Communications Specialist, Fibaro
Monica is the Marketing Communications Specialist at Fibaro US, a smart home manufacturer based in Poland. New to the world of the connected home, she loves all things connected, and technology both fascinates and scares her. She is the previous managing editor for REVIA magazine, a Polish-American cultural magazine in Chicago. When she’s not learning how to connect a smart home, Monica enjoys reading, talking to her cats, traveling, cooking, and dancing. She holds a BA degree in English and Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University.