When you step into your home and gently chant “so tired”, the light of the lamp automatically softens; the singing speaker switches to soothing music; the refrigerator tells you “the fruit will not be fresh in 3 days, eat it”; just give the changed clothes to the washing machine It will be adjusted to the most suitable cleaning mode ……
All this, as if there is a caring housekeeper living in your home, everything is properly taken care of for you. Relying on the development and popularity of smart home, these scenarios will become a reality in the future.
Will be like water and electricity into thousands of households
The 2018 government work report proposes to develop and grow new dynamic energy, strengthen the research and development and application of a new generation of artificial intelligence, develop smart industries and expand smart living. “In the next 5 to 10 years, artificial intelligence will enter thousands of households like water and electricity, profoundly changing people’s lives.” Liu Qingfeng, chairman of KU Xunfei, predicted.
“For example, we are now more familiar with the smart speaker, in the past is a simple small home appliance, but in the future it will become an intelligent device that understands what you say.” Such a transformation, says Baidu founder Robin Li, will not only occur in the future on a speaker, but also at many other levels.
According to the new generation of artificial intelligence development plan released by the State Council, by 2030, China will achieve an artificial intelligence core industry scale of more than 1 trillion yuan, driving the scale of related industries to more than 10 trillion yuan. In this, the home, as one of the industries most closely linked to the public’s daily life, is undoubtedly a focus of AI industry development.
Robin Li believes that humans have been learning to use tools, which will consume a lot of energy. In the future, tools will learn human language, human thinking, saving a lot of energy for humans. And the development of artificial intelligence industry will drive China’s economy for 20 to 50 years of high growth.
Each piece is saying “I understand you”
Specifically to the home industry, what is called “machine to learn, human energy saving”? Zhang Chen, general manager of the intelligent hardware business department of KDDI, gave an example: “The material of clothes is getting more and more, and the functions of washing machines are getting more and more. The average user has to study for a long time to learn all the usage. And the smart home is, I take a piece of clothing, and the washing machine will tell me, through analysis of the material and other factors, how to wash it.”
Washing machine to do to free humans from complex interaction, need to carry out at least two upgrades, one is to embed intelligent voice interaction-based human-computer interaction interface, making the communication between the user and the washing machine and people as natural and efficient; the second is the washing machine background to have the ability to learn, after learning enough clothes material and user habits data, can assist in the decision-making of the appropriate mode of laundry. “Every piece of home, are saying ‘I understand you’.”
Liu Qingfeng told reporters that there are three main directions for the future development of the smart home industry: one is to improve the convenience and comfort of human life, which will give rise to many hardware products and devices; the second is to solve some social problems, such as providing assistance for the elderly at home; the third is a greater degree of intelligence, “it will not only learn some human habits to help your life, and in the future there It may learn your emotions”.
Zhang Chen believes that the current difficulty lies in the sharing of data to connect, because a good smart home interconnection system also needs to share data in order to achieve, that is, to connect buildings, properties, home appliances, cell phones, robots and other intelligent hardware devices, information services, etc. together to fully share data centered on families and users.
The artificial intelligence open platform can connect the technical capabilities and computing resources of artificial intelligence companies with the data application needs of traditional enterprises, and enhance the efficiency of the industry through organic integration. “No one enterprise has enough resources, and only by bringing together more data, computing power and technology can we show a greater impact.