It’s a brave new world indeed, where Alexa can help your kindergartner with her homework and your smart refrigerator can assess the contents inside and suggest the dinner menu. Your refrigerator will not only share a recipe for béchamel pasta, it can also inform that you may be running out of cheese in two days and that your chicken will be fresh only until tomorrow. While you hop in for a quick shower, Alexa will talk to your smart oven to pre-heat to the desired temperature (think of LG’s spectacular smart-home appliances run by the open AI platform ThinQ.
With AI, your home now comes with an intelligence quotient, where devices that were once markers of comfortable living have morphed into an army of personal assistants. By managing minute, humdrum details of your daily life, these assistants are constantly redefining the meaning of comfort itself.