Technology popularized by films like artificial intelligence, I Robot, and The Bicentennial Man, in which machines acquire human characteristics, Artificial Intelligence has emerged in recent years from the field of science fiction to real life. To get an idea of the industry’s potential, according to a research study by Research and Markets, the artificial intelligence solutions market will drive more than $23 billion by 2025, with a 44 percent annual growth rate.
For those who are not yet familiar with the term, it defines the area of computer science that aims to develop systems and equipment capable of simulating the human capacity to reason and consequently make decisions and perform tasks.
At the last CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, the world’s largest technology fair, artificial intelligence was one of the highlights of the event, showing that the technology is expected to hit home appliances and electronics in 2018. Companies like LG and Samsung they announced at the event equipment such as TVs, refrigerators, stoves and washing machines with the ability to “talk” to each other, respond to voice commands and even learn from users’ habits.
A practical example of the popularization of artificial intelligence in people’s everyday lives is voice-controlled smartphones such as Amazon Echo, priced at $40 in the United States. The device, which uses a personal assistant called Alexa, allows the user to talk to the device to ask him to find and say the items of a recipe to do at lunchtime, reveal the name of a song, read news, car and thousands of other things.
And we’ll see many other equipment manufacturers including Artificial Intelligence features in their equipment in the coming months. That’s because new platforms, such as NeuroPilot (which combines hardware, software, AI processing unit and software development kit), were announced at CES. With this, the creation of devices with artificial intelligence becomes much easier and cheaper for manufacturers.
In the case of MediaTek, which provides solutions for the creation of voice-controlled devices offered by Amazon, Google, Alibaba, and Baidu, among others, the newly released MT8516 chip will offer equipment developers and manufacturers artificial intelligence capabilities for from alarm clocks to fire alarms, among other devices for home use.
Do not be alarmed if you’re talking to your refrigerator or air conditioner right away. With integrated solutions, which offer equipment manufacturers greater processing capacity, for more affordable prices, soon you will have in your home equipment capable of listening to your wishes, doing what you say and even hitting a crumb.