The contribution of Artificial Intelligence towards Smart Home Technology


For many years, we have seen the appeal of Home Automation Technology, which is advertised as technologically powered homes that can be controlled using a single electronic device. However, home automation had always been considered a luxury as it often consumed a lot of energy and was not economically sustainable.

That is until Smart Home Technology came into the picture. With the advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Smart Home Technology is not only capable of connecting multiple IoT devices but is also coupled with superior processing and learning abilities, that allows them to understand and forecast human behaviour. AI-powered apps paired with smart home devices can interact with each other and acquire new data that assist in learning human habits. Data collected is used to predict the behaviour of users and develop situational awareness, i.e., understand user preferences and change parameters accordingly.

Here are a few instances of how Artificial intelligence has aided in the advancement of smart home technology:

The Growing Popularity of Digital Assistants

Apart from its application in Smart Home Technology, artificial intelligence is utilized to control smart devices using the voice command feature of speaker devices. There is a focus on bringing in innovation in the field of voice recognition technology that will further add value to voice control devices. With the latest advancements in Smart Home Technology, homeowners can gain access to hands-free channel surfing, get their daily news, listen to their favourite music and even control their entire home using their digital assistant. 

Forecasting Potential Home Security

There has always been an increasing need to improve traditional home security systems, as CCTV cameras not only require a surveillance space but are also reactive. Most of them are used only to review footage after break-ins.

However, Smart Home Devices encompass a variety of features that include threat analysis using motion sensors, facial recognition using cameras, along with locks and sirens that make the technology proactive.

Furthermore, this technology can send notifications to the homeowner’s smartphone regarding visitors using Smart Cameras.

These cameras record videos in high definition and automatically store them in the cloud for future reference.  

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology to Assist in Daily Household Activities

A key role of Artificial Intelligence is that it can learn human behavioural patterns and schedule Smart Home Devices according to the homeowners’ preferences. With the ability to do so, Smart Home Technology can curb energy consumption to quite an extent, which results in considerable savings. 

For example, water heaters can be scheduled to the homeowner’s morning routine. This will not only help reduce energy consumption but also helps homeowners manage time better while rushing to work. Similarly, they can also schedule to run the air conditioning on their way back from work, so that they can get back home to a comfortable temperature.

Smart Home Technology will help homeowners track their patterns and give suggestions on when to automate their larger appliances to reduce energy consumption and enable a sustainable lifestyle.

The future for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Smart Homes!

There is an increasing trend with residential households being “smart” and with the growth of the smart home market, Smart Home Technology has become essential in all homes. With the advancement in AI technology, Smart Homes will become more efficient and enable a sustainable lifestyle, without compromising on luxury.