Will AI Make Our Smart Homes Smarter?

Written by ICHBA
21
May

With the world turning its attention towards the development of artificial intelligence for industrial as well as home use in the near future, engineers and developers from companies such as Facebook, Google and IBM are spearheading the efforts with their newest technological advances.

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched his own AI program in early 2016 with the goals of creating a deep learning, intuitive machine intended for home use. The AI is supposed to eventually manage and take full control of Zuckerberg’s estate. As of late, the machine is able to control the gates, temperature and the lights within the property, and is voice operated.

Similarly, Google’s Deep Mind project involved in the creation of a deep learning, human-like machine is taking on the challenges of developing an AI system capable of not only learning and growing, but also surpassing human beings in its simplest form. The project has borne many fruits since its launch in 2014, when Google acquired the British artificial intelligence company, DeepMind Technologies Limited, and made the headlines in 2016 after its AlphaGo machine managed to beat the best Go player in the world, Lee Sedol.

What do these achievements predict for our future?

Artificial Intelligence is expected to play its invaluable part in almost every industry in the near future, redefining and boosting breakthroughs in the medical industry, the productivity of the business industry, all the way to traffic management and exact weather forecasts – the possibilities and practical applications are endless.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that smart homes are among the most popularly anticipated additions that will propel the modern way of life into the future. But what does an AI-run home entail, and what are the positive aspects of relinquishing control, and eventually fully relying on the guidance and decision-making of a machine?

To answer these questions, we must first understand what an AI home isn’t supposed to be. Currently, AI has the capability to react to simple demands, and while that is a significant breakthrough, it’s not the end goal for AI development. There are two approaches to implementing AI into a home: separate, information-fed systems for every part of the property and the more favorable, intelligent framework, capable of deep learning and growth.

Developers are hard at work to bring the latter to fruition, as having a home framework that learns your behaviors, your habits, your likes and your dislikes is able to substantially increase the quality of life for the occupants by implementing calculated solutions humans simply wouldn’t be able to.

Stabilizing the home’s financial situation is one of the most important applications of AI. The machine would calculate your expenses and predict the steps you need to take to stay solvent, such as taking smart loans and saving money. You can do something similar today by manually assessing costs and benefits with the handy calculator on the Bad Credit Loans website.

In other practices, the AI system would learn you schedule and your habits, and based on exact calculations, it would be able to optimize your routine by setting your alarm clock at just the right time for you to get enough rest and feel energized, while rising early enough to have breakfast and make it work. The machine would be able to analyze and predict traffic and weather conditions based on a myriad of factors and several million pieces of information supplied from the global network.

In conclusion, AI is expected to revolutionize the way modern homes operate and create a more productive as well as a healthier environment. Although true deep learning is some ways away, with leaders such as Zuckerberg claiming it will be achieved within a decade, we can expect AI to gradually improve on the practices and eventually surpass its human counterparts in almost every aspect of life. Undoubtedly, this will mark the dawn of a new era for humanity.

Raul Harman is a IT consultant and a writer who has a lot of experience about innovations in all aspects of digital technology and online marketing. IoT and the world of mobile devices have been his focus in the previous years. Raul is a passionate runner and adventure seeker. Every spare moment he loves to spend in nature. He is a regular contributor on Technivorz and BizzmarkBlog