"Smart Homes of the Future" is ingesting industry news. General Electric predicts that in 2025 we will build smart homes and live in smart homes, and Whirlpool is already offering a full range of "smart" washing machines and refrigerators.
Although the possibility of more interactive and responsive devices is exciting and worth the follow-up, the experience of element14 engineers says that the existing devices used today, along with technology, still need development.
Before you get fully intelligent homes, you need to look at why smart devices are still so stupid.
Smart Homes of the Future – Here are the top three reasons:
The "smart" fridge allows us to surf the internet, but what does that do? Smart devices need to improve our lives and solve new problems that may occur.
For example, the fridge should let you know how much ice is left in the box, or a toaster should warn you before your bread burns.
These are tools that reduce food left over and save money. It is becoming easier with these devices to do our important daily work.
As intelligent technology becomes more integrated in our lives and homes, it will be possible for third parties to learn about our habits through the devices we use. As a result, our privacy will become invadable.
Developers should give high priority to the level of security behind smart devices; users feel safe and protected.
Bringing security as close as possible to "absolute" levels will make the introduction of these technologies much faster and more widespread.
It's hard to teach common sense to a computer. Training that allows a computer to successfully detect and solve problems using its sensors and indicators is what makes technology really smart.
For example, if you want to create it should be able to end the cooking process by detecting the charcoal level of a piece of toast, or by monitoring the chemical dye compositions of your laundry to prevent accidental mixing of whites and colours.
Through dozens of sensor combinations, Element14 engineers need to find only what is necessary to perform this function.
This will be a challenging process, but integrating the right sensor combination and software into devices will make them self-sufficing, intelligent.