Artificial Intelligence is currently a hot item. Houses are becoming increasingly intelligent. Custom made artificial applications. Self-learning systems, so that your house is prepared for the future. The possibilities are almost endless.
AI was introduced into devices through simple speech and video recognition. Nowadays it’s more advanced and is used in all kinds of electronic equipment, such as washing machines and refrigerators, even smart thermometers. It’s all meant to make life easier and make processes more efficient, so you have more time for other things. The era of home robots has also arrived, assisting you with all kinds of tasks. These robots can even be connected to other devices in your home to work with
What is AI and what is the purpose
AI is artificial
intelligence. These can be devices with pre-set executive rules, programmed
computers. AI was created with this kind of simple implementations. The idea is
that devices or robots can perform more and more and ultimately become just as
autonomous as humans. Eventually, after programming certain implementing rules,
AI will become self-reliant by being self-learning, this will allow AI to
function at the human level and to work cooperatively as a human.
This will make life at home less rushed through artificial assistance.
What is that self-learning capability actually?
The AI system itself uses statistics and experience gained to improve the tasks to be performed. Just about the way humans learn but a lot faster. For example, the AI system can analyze and adjust the preferences, dislikes, spending patterns, sleeping behavior, general well-being, the requested home environment and the biological clock. A simple example is the adjustment of the ambient light color to the daily activities and rest periods.
Some AI applications for the home
- Voice control. Intelligent speakers from Google Home and Apple HomePod and SiRi supplemented with software intelligent implementation & decision assistants.
- AI talking fridge in the kitchen. Speech-driven systems such as Alexa get a grip on smart food cooking.
- Resident recognition. Unlock the door lock, turn on the lights, activate pleasant temperature and more.
- Smart televisions. Automatic adjustment of viewing experience, such as the environment where the viewer is located, programs adapted to the wishes of the viewer. In short, a television that knows what you want.
- Smart lighting. Lighting that communicates with other lights in the house and can also be matched with certain devices. Ultimately also in collaboration with speech recognition
These were a few examples of application for an AI house, the possibilities are great.
Is there a danger behind the use of AI?
The idea that devices and robots become self-aware can be frightening. It is not strange that there are reservations about the introduction of AI in the smart home. Safety is essential and comes first. Ultimately, we are the one who determines the implementing rules with which AI can operate. The AI may of course not lead its own life. It is important to monitor this and take timely action in the event of errors.
However, cybercrime is a considerably greater danger. Hacking like a joke is still there. But what if blackmailers, criminals and dubious high-tech companies and less fresh action groups or malicious powers manipulate the AI systems for the smart home?
Prevention is better than cure. Suppliers and networks may be required to protect their systems against intrusion, breaches of privacy and manipulation by third parties. European regulations for cyber security cannot be missing in this.
AI in the smart home is no longer a hype. Intelligent living and working is just a must for the coming decades. This integration is already taking place enough. AI systems can be purchased everywhere nowadays.