Daily life is becoming increasingly easier thanks to ambient intelligence, a continuously developing phenomenon that is so seamlessly integrated into your space, you hardly even notice it’s there.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Everyday tasks like changing your home’s temperature or adjusting the lights are not things you need to worry about with ambient intelligence (AmI) technology in your home. Once the AmI system has recorded your preferences, it can impressively anticipate your needs and operate on its own with very little to no human input needed.
Other smart home features can be consolidated and controlled on your phone via a mobile app. For instance, Savant smart home systems enable the unparalleled convenience of taking command of your entire home with just one touch. With its Savant Pro app, you can manage multiple settings in different rooms of your home from wherever you are — including lighting, entertainment, climate, shades, and security. With such advanced technology at your fingertips, you can now create the perfect ambiance in your home without even needing to physically be there.
Even more convenient is the option of voice control systems in your home. By now, we’ve become familiar with the likes of voice connectivity technology like Siri, Alexa, and Google Voice. Voice control is the interface of the future, and we are seeing more of it in AmI-backed smart home systems.
New names continue to emerge — including Josh, a voice-controlled system driven by artificial intelligence that introduces robust technology met with sleek design purposely made for luxury living spaces. What sets Josh apart from the likes of Alexa and Google Voice is its intuitive nature. For instance, its room awareness feature utilizes built-in microphones to pick up on which room a user enters. Using Josh’s new wake-word, you can say, “Nikola, turn on the lights” without specifying you’re in the kitchen. Instant illumination.
Josh even enables home settings to be controlled from outside the home via its mobile app using its near-field mics in your phone. With multiple options of control available, emerging names like Josh continue to level up the presence of AmI in the connected home.
Here, There, Everyware.
So, how exactly does ambient intelligence do what it does? You already know all the amazing ways it can support you in carrying out your everyday tasks, life activities, and rituals — but just how does it do all that?
Simply put, AmI is operated utilizing ubiquitous computing (ubicomp). Exactly as it sounds, ubiquitous computing means computing that is made to appear at any time, in any location, using any device. Think: laptops, tablets, and smartphones. More recently within smart home systems, we see ubicomp manifesting in household items like smart refrigerators and other home appliances.
Ubicomp is also known as pervasive computing, ambient computing, and “everyware” — as its main objective is to saturate work, living, and transportation spaces with devices that intercommunicate to assist people with everyday functions in an automated fashion.
While ubicomp and AmI may seem synonymous, the simplest way to explain their relationship is that ubicomp has conceptually evolved to now encompass the more modern paradigm of AmI. In short, AmI represents a new generation of ubiquitous and user-centered computing systems aimed to support and benefit your daily living.
Ubicomp, AmI, and What’s Next
AmI has introduced a whole new world of ubicomp devices, in which your physical environment interacts intelligently and unassumingly to ultimately make your life easier. Whether in the home or elsewhere, expect to see the growing benefits of evolving concepts like ubicomp as it has emerged into the incredible phenomenon of AmI.
Thanks to the continuously evolving ubicomp and AmI, living with the ease, comfort, and convenience of just one touch, one voice command, or better yet, no interaction needed, are benefits you’re already enjoying.
Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.
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