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The Future Smart Home Will Learn To Live With People, Unlike Today


In a few years, the smart home will have a set of interconnected devices via the Internet of Things. All will be remotely controllable from their smartphone or TV through virtual personal assistants with artificial intelligence. Tomorrow’s homes will learn how to live with and adapt to people, unlike today, predicts electronics giants in Las Vegas for Electronics Consumer Electronics Show. Show (CES), which ended Friday night.

The South Korean brand LG has developed an artificial intelligence platform called ThinQ, which it believes will revolutionize the way we use everyday devices such as a TV or fridge. All these devices will be interconnected and learn from their owners: the oven will adapt to the chosen recipe on the fridge, as well as the dishwasher, which will know how best to clean the dishes, plates and cutlery used. They will also be able to integrate virtual assistants like Google Assistant or Alexa from Amazon.

“TVs, refrigerators and more will understand us,” predicts H. S. Kim, president of Samsung. The South Korean giant, which spent about $ 14 billion in research and development in 2017, has also announced at CES the arrival next spring of the application SmartThings App, from which it will be possible to interconnect and to control all the devices of the mark. By 2020, all Samsung products will be ready for the Internet of Things (this is already the case for 75% of the new products in the range) and will therefore be intelligent and remotely controllable via the Bixby Virtual Assistant. he says.

Once the various virtual assistants equipping everyday devices will understand French or Dutch, it will be possible for everyone in Belgium to have a look at the contents of the fridge from their television making them such a request via the voice. Displaying the image of the camera at the front door of the house on his television screen, ordering a pizza or a taxi from his couch, projecting live videos remotely, all this can be part of everyday life.

The fridges of tomorrow will recognize the voices of the family members and adapt to them, will be able to start a washing machine, to lower or increase the temperature in a room of the house or to extinguish it. light after such an order has been given, will have screens where we can display recipes, sometimes even adapted to the country or the contents of the refrigerator, or project the rest of the film or series that we looked in his living room. It will even be possible to prepare your shopping list from your fridge or ask the virtual assistant to shop online and have them delivered to your door. The bathrooms will, too, soon be controllable by voice. It will be possible to turn on the light, open a tap and control the volume of water and its temperature at a distance. It is still necessary that all appliances in the house operate in the same ecosystem. From Samsung to LG, via Huawei or Sony, the electronics giants have realized that it is not possible to ask consumers to equip themselves with only one brand. Many of them have launched an open platform for connectivity, developed an application that centralizes all devices, or partnered with Google, Amazon or Apple so that virtual assistants can manage and connect them. On the side of Sony Belgium, we are pleased, for example, that the most recent televisions or speakers are compatible with Google. Let’s take care of the hardware and leave the software part to those who are the most competent in the field of connectivity, they say in substance.

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