For those of us in the tech industry, anything Artificial Intelligence-related is always exciting. For others, it isn’t always the same. Most of the time, news about AI innovation goes unnoticed because of the presumption that it’s only part of a bigger industry – something only tech companies can dip their toes in.
In reality, AI is more than a conference topic. It’s in our everyday lives as much as televisions or mobile phones are. You might be surprised to find that it’s almost impossible to imagine our daily routines without AI.
Among the many advanced AI applications introduced daily, companies like Josh.AI and GeoMagical Labs are bringing AI closer to home.
Luxury AI for sophisticated consumers
When it comes to building a home, it’s not one-size-fits-all. The same is true for smart homes, where AI plays a bigger role. Josh.ai, a tech company focused on making home automation simpler, designs better voice-controlled systems that boast pattern recognition, privacy, and overall improvement of everyday life.
Like Apple, Amazon, and Google, who introduced their voice assistants and smart speakers, Josh.ai’s program fully supports natural language voice commands. This includes greetings, questions, and instructions. The team compares it to “asking a friend to turn off the lights or put on the Coldplay station.”
Josh.AI embraces AI as a friend who you can talk to with ease, as they move toward their goal of making programming as “natural as chatting with a friend.”
Bringing your home design ideas to life
While smart homes make our daily routines insanely easier, there’s still the age-old problem of home furnishing. AI applications were limited to small tasks like setting room temperature until Geomagical Labs decided to fill the gap.
Founded on the simple idea that designing our personal space isn’t always easy, Geomagical Labs introduced computer vision-based technologies that allow augmented reality applications for interior designing.
Its first introduction was a program that allows a user to scan a room, render it into a 3D picture, remove furniture, and play around with new items to design the space. By “playing dress-up,” people can create accurate visualizations of their spaces before making big purchase decisions.
Just recently, Ikea acquired Geomagical Labs as another step to adopt tech innovations to its business. “We’re excited because the user can really play around with this and see how something would fit immediately,” said Barbara Martin Coppola, Chief Digital Officer, Ikea Retail, in an interview.
The future of smart homes
Most of the smart homes we see today will likely become the new normal tomorrow. As we build more and more AI-friendly houses, people will soon find home automation as essential as any other appliance we have that make our lives easier. And it might be our best option to welcome AI when it comes knocking on our doors.