Smart home industry has been in full swing over the years, but after all, the whole industry is still in the primary stage, in the stage of a hundred schools of thought, so what each manufacturer does, is also very different, good and bad. So where exactly is the future development direction of smart home? It will mainly be in three aspects: intelligence, wireless, and edge computing.
The future of smart home is in intelligence. At the present stage, most of the smart homes still stay in the automation control stage, and the intelligence is only the primary stage, such as simple voice control. The core of intelligence is to understand human behavior and needs, and to meet human needs. For example, if the owner is not in a good mood today, the AI will take the initiative to tell some jokes to adjust the owner”s mood after judging the conclusion from the expression, tone and behavior. People always like to command others or be lazy, so if they can stand still to solve problems, they are definitely not willing to walk over; if they can sit to solve problems, they are definitely not willing to stand up; if they can lie down to solve problems, they are definitely not willing to sit up. Therefore, the future of smart home, will be like a butler, as long as the master a word, a look, can understand the master”s idea, and help people to achieve this idea. And the first thing to solve the intelligent is to hear and understand and see. For the current stage of voice, what can be achieved in the short term is that the voice is more understanding of humans, really understand the meaning of human speech, rather than simply identifying which words were said. Now the voice recognition as a whole is not smart enough, many people joke that the smart speaker is retarded, in fact, there is a process of technological development, after 3 years, artificial intelligence voice will be able to reach the level of normal human dialogue. For example, you say to the smart home to read a book for a while, the smart home will do the whole scene according to the routine, of course, this scene is not to achieve set, set not AI (is automation control), but by AI summary. another aspect of AI is behavior recognition, see the old man fell, it gives the owner alarm, children climbing high or something dangerous, it gives tips, if someone is If someone is sneaking around outside, the alarm will be alerted. Of course, the best carrier of these intelligences is the robot, the real robot butler.
The future of smart home is wireless. Now many manufacturers are still advocating wired, in fact, the most fundamental reason is that they can not solve the technical problems of wireless. The advantages of wireless are self-evident, such as simple deployment, low maintenance cost and easy expansion. Now there are already some manufacturers and then to the direction of wireless power, especially in these years some wireless technology, such as NB, LoRa, Zigbee3.0, etc., significantly improve the stability of the wireless system, now in the country has a lot of villa intelligence directly with the wireless program. I believe that within two or three years, wireless will definitely replace the wired program. Wireless replaces wired, just like cell phone replaces wired phone, is an irreversible historical trend.
The future of smart home is in edge computing. Now there are many programs are cloud computing program, the benefit of cloud computing program is low cost, but the disadvantage is also obvious, the dependence on the network is very strong, no network, can not be used properly. Another more important is information security, because home is a very private space, all people do not want others can see what they are doing at times. Existing smart speakers, in fact, there are obvious problems: when the phone user”s voice of all the talk, this will be a serious violation of personal privacy, many people are still not aware that smart speakers are constantly collecting information on user speech. So smart speakers in the living room can barely, in the bedroom is very strange. With edge computing, all these can be solved, all the user”s use of information is stored locally, including control information, voice information, etc. This solves the problem of information leakage. Of course all vendors will say that they guarantee the security of information, but time has proven that no vendor can do it, no exceptions, including facebook, apple, etc. In addition, edge computing does not affect local use even without network, and the function is not affected at all. There are already a few smart home manufacturers moving in the direction of edge computing to solve customers” privacy pain point problems.
The future of smart home in intelligent, wireless, edge computing, of course, still need some time and the efforts of all practitioners.