In the built environment, the floor area of the buildings we occupy is expected to double by 2060, with residential construction accounting for the most growth. Additionally, rising populations and urbanization in emerging markets will mean more people living in cities and more housing being required in urban areas around the globe.
By using energy efficient building and operations practices, we can reduce home energy costs, curtail carbon production, enhance home values, and reduce home building and homeowner costs.
Through the use of data, including grid data, smart meter data, weather data, and energy use information, artificial intelligence will play a pivotal role in improving building performance, optimizing resource consumption, increasing comfort for residents, and reducing costs. AI will also analyze data collected from multiple building sites to inform future construction and urban planning, as well as to improve building design and construction.
Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and Bixby: The Rise of Digital Assistants
Artificial intelligence is also used to control smart devices with the voice control capability of AI-enabled devices, such as Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, apart from home security systems.
Voice commands can also be used to control advanced home security systems. Scientists are working hard to bring new voice recognition innovations into voice control devices in order to improve their functionality.
Proactively analyze potential issues with home security using artificial intelligence (AI)
AI-powered devices have been increasingly deployed to improve home security. With these home security devices, homeowners can access a variety of features, including threat analysis, facial recognition, and smart home integration, which safeguards them from security risks.
A pattern/face recognition feature in AI-powered machines allows them to easily identify objects and faces. The technology can easily detect and compare facial landmarks, such as cheekbones, eyes, chin, etc. Moreover, the machine can send a notification to a smartphone when a visitor arrives at the door.
A home security system that uses artificial intelligence can also actively monitor and analyze potential security threats. As a result of these systems being set up with artificial intelligence logic, it has been possible to develop a variety of tailored countermeasures to protect the house. The use of AI-powered smart cameras is expected to play an important role in home security. For future reference, these cameras can automatically record HD videos and store them in the cloud. Individuals can protect their homes from security threats by utilizing smart connected apps.
The use of AI also extends to smart locks that can be controlled through mobile devices. AI-enhanced smart locks offer an array of advantages for security, such as reducing the need to physically carry keys, allowing guests temporary access, and streaming video of people ringing the doorbell. Google, Samsung, and Amazon’s smart home ecosystems can be integrated with biometric door locks such as Kwikset, August, and Samsung.
A smoke alarm that can think, speak, and alert a user through artificial intelligence
Currently, there are smoke alarms in the market that are equipped with artificial intelligence to alert their users. In addition to providing notifications when the battery is low, smoke alarms provide alerts in the event of carbon monoxide or smoke leaks, and pinpoint the location of fires or smoke outbreaks. There is also a silent mode for these alarms. As a result, increased response times during emergencies are enabled by the voice alert feature on smoke detectors.
The Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology to Daily Household Tasks
Artificial intelligence can be extremely useful. With smart home automation systems now available, artificial intelligence has helped improve communication with the cloud, the learning of human behavioral patterns, and the automation of smart home devices.
DeepThinQ 1.0 technology, developed by LG, supports voice and video recognition and transmits information to cloud servers. A robotic vacuum, for example, can run in the absence of an owner and turn on the air purifier before the owner arrives at home. It can also turn off lights when the door is locked from the outside. The LG washer automatically learns and applies human habits and settings based on its study.
Additionally, the washer can guide you on how to dry various types of loads. It is possible for washers and dryers to communicate with the cloud and to adjust operation based on the climate and the quality of the air. LG air conditioners are able to detect the number and identity of people inside a room and regulate their temperature accordingly.
Bixby voice control is part of Samsung’s SmartThings smart home family. In these devices, the settings are adjusted according to the preferences of each individual in the house. Samsung TVs and family hub refrigerators let the owner control any smart device using voice control. In addition to allowing owners to download streaming apps, SmartThings also allows them to automatically sign in.
All login information is stored in Samsung’s cloud, which is a convenient and easy way to back up data. In addition to displaying the person who is standing at your front door on the Samsung TV, it can also serve as a hub for other smart devices.
Home controllers from Viaroom assess the habits of a person within 48 hours and learn as they do so. Controls lighting and heating in each room by creating a map of the room. The controller is equipped with a special firewall to prevent hackers from gaining access.
Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Distributed Energy Sources and EV Charging
The application of artificial intelligence also extends into distributed energy production, as it integrates automatic energy storage systems with distributed energy sources to store and utilize electricity. Electricity can be stored in energy storage systems for use at night or in power outages using Tesla Power walls. Smart homes will therefore be able to reduce their dependence on the grid further.
By analyzing the entire load demand along with the variable tariff structure of the utility, artificial intelligence can be used to minimize the electricity bill consumed for EV charging. Due to this, it can provide EV owners with advice on when to charge their EVs with reduced tariff power. As well as providing grid frequency, it helps utilities manage demand.
With the help of artificial intelligence, building performance will be studied, resource consumption optimized, and resident comfort and cost efficiency increased, as well as comfort and cost saving for residents.
What is the future for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Smart Homes?
In 2023, experts predict that there will be more than 300 million smart homes among residential households. Smart homes are anticipated to create new security threats as the market grows. Those with wireless connections are more vulnerable to cyberattacks. For this reason, protecting connected devices from security threats and vulnerabilities is crucial for improving customer trust and increasing smart home sales.
A company, however, is working on integrating artificial intelligence with emotions. Sony has added a unique personality to its next-generation Aibo Robotic Dog, which has a cheerful personality provided by LG. A robot or avatar can be controlled by the Emotion Processing unit using facial expressions and body language on a desktop screen.
The Google Assistant can now understand and speak multiple languages at the same time since Google added multilingual support. As a result, the Assistant was able to understand the language of family members. The Assistant now recognizes two languages and can converse with you in both.
Human intervention or fixing mistakes became necessary when devices were enabled when it was not required. Currently available artificial intelligence systems must operate independently of human intervention in order to be ubiquitous.
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