The brains behind the operation: intelligent assistants and hubs

The brains behind the operation: intelligent assistants and hubs

No review of smart home technology would be complete without a nod to the digital masters: intelligent assistants. These AI-powered assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant have evolved from answering trivial questions to becoming the heart of smart homes. Thanks to voice commands, they allow us to interact with the house like in a futuristic novel.

But what’s really interesting is how smart hubs have evolved. Previously, they were simple translators who helped devices speak the same language.They are now smart enough to know our habits and preferences and thus automate our home to adapt to our lifestyle without us having to lift a finger. Would you like the lights to dim and your favorite playlist to start as soon as you walk in the door? It’s no longer a pipe dream.

Innovations in Lighting: Smart Lighting
Imagine being able to control the atmosphere of your home with your voice or by scrolling on your smartphone. This is the magic of smart lighting. From Philips Hue to LIFX, smart light bulbs are changing the way we think about lighting. No more clapping when you turn the lights on and off (unless you miss the ’90s, of course). Now it’s all about setting the mood with adjustable colour temperatures and brightness levels that adapt to the time of day or activity at hand while saving energy.