Artificial intelligence is an umbrella term that can be applied to a wide variety of products like appliances, cars, security systems and more. The common thing among these products is that they all are having an embedded solution with the advanced mode of connections so that the data can be exchanged among the devices.
Artificial intelligence and IoT (Internet of Things) can also be used in building the smart homes. Artificial intelligence can be used in smart home security systems, checking high-level security satellite images of the weather conditions. This system can be incorporated into the machine learning applications for the better understanding of the problems. Today, artificial intelligence is making the homes smarter by making the house energy efficient and centralizing the applications in one place through the smart hubs, remote controls and virtual assistants like Google’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri.
How does it feel to live in a Smart Home?
A smart home is the one that is nested through a number of sensory interfaces such as facial recognition systems, voice recognition systems, responsive notifications on the basis of the real time that will reduce the effort of providing input on the part of a human. A smart home is a control system that simplifies the user’s decision-making process in a rapidly changing environment. Let us provide a glimpse of how a Smart home would look like.
For example, a blaze of fire started in the kitchen. Artificial intelligence smart home will sense the blaze and inform every member of the house by raising an alarm and sending notifications on smartphones. The intelligent system can then guide the house members to meet at a safe meeting point based on their location. Adult members of the house have informed the status of other house members so they can ensure the safety of other occupants of the house.
This is just an example of what a smart home can do for you. Smart homes can help you to build smart security systems to avoid theft and burglary. Smart homes can feed your pets while you are away from home. Smarthome can water your plants while you are on a vacation. You can control your home equipment and devices through voice commands.
Let us have a look at how a smart home should look like:
Do not go completely wireless
A smart home should not go completely wireless. No matter how much-advanced technology you are using, do not go completely wireless while building your smart home. Being wired is definitely a more reliable and secure way in building the smart homes.
Use a variety of platforms
Building a smart home from scratch can be confusing at times for an average consumer. There are a variety of platforms that can be used in creating the smart homes. Some of the platforms that can be used are as follows: Nest, Homekit, Wink, Z-Wave, Zigbee, Smart Things, Brillio. These are a few platforms that you can include while building your smart home.
There is a pool of IoT devices that can use to change the dynamics of the house. Amazon Echo can be seen as the best option for this. Amazon Echo has a designing according to your voice, has 7 microphones and it comes with beamforming technology to perform various operations. With the help of Amazon Echo, you can switch on and off your appliances without even lifting your finger. Amazon Echo can also be connected with the Alexa for providing daily news updates, weather updates, play music, control appliances and more. You can also choose Nest Thermostat or Philips Hue Light bulb that can further improve the intelligent lighting system in your home.
WiFi in Smarthomes
WiFi technology is the great way to interconnect the devices. You can control all the devices sitting in your room on the couch. A smart homeowner can get smart lights, smart air conditioners, smart security systems etc. The smart home device can interact with each other, take input in the form of out by other devices connected through IoT and can work autonomously.
IFTTT in Smarthomes
IFTTT is still a confusing topic in the smart homes. IFTTT is commonly known as If This Then That can bring different smart-home gadgets with different functionalities together. For example, it can help the Echo to talk with the Nest or can help in synching the heat and light system with the environment. As this is a confusing topic, researchers are constantly working on the IFTTT so as to unwrap the technology.
Personal Assistant Smarthomes
Personal assistant in the smart home can help the customers to talk to a smart TV, AC, music system and other equipment. It can also control the lighting, security and heating systems through voice commands. An intelligence security system can understand the intent of the user, they can answer the queries and provide with the solution to the problem.
In the present age, people are transforming to the smart home technology. Smart homes can help by adding more smart devices that can interact with each other and exchange data on a common platform. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are making the houses of the future. The interconnected devices over the cloud let the devices to exchange a huge amount of data.
This will improve the security as well as the standard of living. The intelligent power consumption can help in cost cutting of the power bills. The voice control makes your home to respond to your voice and talk back to you. All the above applications make home a smarter place to live in.