Artificial intelligence (AI) in the home is not new. With an increasing amount of useful data, predictive algorithms, inference engines and deep learning networks will help smart home technology to contextualize its surroundings. Facial and voice recognition could immediately recognize various members of the household and provide informed responses to open-ended questions, as well as alter settings and trigger systems. This fascinating topic came to us from The Wall Street Journal in their article, “A Robot That Finds Your Lost Stuff and More AI-Enabled Gadgets To Come.”

Researchers are working on a wave of sophisticated devices to take the home to a new level of technology. From toilets that screen for viruses to an automatic vacuum beyond anything on the market – might even detect your TV remote in the couch.

As such systems would be capable of making independent decisions on the behalf of a homeowner, scientific, technological and government bodies will need to create frameworks so this field develops in a responsible way that keeps systems secure and occupiers safe.

Melody K. Smith

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