Artificial intelligence has already infiltrated the home with virtual assistants, however, these assistants will start to simplify day-to-day activities and become even more relevant for various purposes and audience segments.

Eventually, AI will create new routines based on observed trends. Like turning on the lights and TV when I arrive home from work, and automatically navigating to my favorite channel.

AI-powered Natural Language Processing is empowering people to talk to and message their smart home’s devices, as naturally as they do with their friends on the communications channels they use most.

We envision a smart home where the patient’s behavior could inform better treatment decisions. For example, a patient with dementia living in a smart home with smart appliances can have the added benefit of connecting with his or her active implantable medical devices.

With Amazon and Google already releasing voice-powered hardware for the home, it won’t be long until Apple and Microsoft enter the race. After a tussle one or two will become the dominant home operating system.