We’ve been dreaming of smart homes for over 100 years, but only recently have we seen technological breakthroughs that can make autonomous homes a reality. This is a very exciting space and is discussed in the podcast episode “How Homes Powered by Artificial Intelligence Will Know You and Take Care Of You”

For most of human history, we’ve accepted that keeping a home clean and filled with essentials is a burden that we must bear. But are we on the cusp of witnessing a technological revolution where our homes will take care of themselves and manage our lives for us? In the final episode of a 7-part series on the future of the smart home, Andrew paints a picture of what life in our future homes might look like and explores how smart homes will use personas and Artificial Intelligence to fulfill our needs before we’re even aware of them.

 Total global spending on IoT devices and appliances across all environments (work and home) was an estimated $737 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach up to $1.4 trillion by 2021. According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, IoT is projected to have an economic impact of somewhere between $4 to $11 trillion on the global economy by 2025, when factoring in its impact in sectors like manufacturing, health, retail, and the smart home.

The podcast features an interview with Professor John Barrett, one of the foremost IoT researchers and Head of Academic Studies at Nimbus Centre. Talking to Andrew about the smart home in the broader concept of the IoT space, John gives his view on the future of the smart home.

“A Smart Home for me is one that adapts to my individual needs, even understands them and anticipates them, however minimal these are.”

“If I move home, i’d like my preferences to move with me, so that whatever home I move into, it adapts to my own individual personal preferences.”

“I don’t want to be bothered by mundane daily tasks, i’m the person who will want the coffee to be made automatically. I’m the person who will want their schedule aligned with public services, or with driver-less car sharing. I want a driver-less car to come to my door, the minute I step out of it”

To hear the full episode “How Homes Powered by Artificial Intelligence Will Know You and Take Care Of You” click here.