The rise in the manufacturing and sales of smart home appliances proves the inclination of homeowners toward smart homes. According to Statista Marketing Technology Outlook, by 2027, 335 million homes would be smarter. Smart buildings are also becoming crucial in complex residential system integrations where security and convenience are essential.
However, smart homes present their share of challenges ranging from energy consumption, data privacy, and interoperability. The solution to overcoming the related smart home challenges lies in integrating IoT and Machine Learning. This article sheds light on machine learning and IoT for smart homes.
Overcoming smart home challenges with IoT Machine Learning
Smart homes utilize multiple IoT devices: motion sensors, smart cameras, smart TVs, Smart doorbells, Thermostats, smart locks, smart energy management systems, and more.
Some common aspects that combine all these devices are user data, energy consumption, communication technologies, and cloud and location technologies. Integrating machine learning with such IoT systems makes it possible to turn them safer and more efficient.
Privacy and Security Issues
IoT-enabled homes generate massive amounts of data turning them more vulnerable to data breaches and privacy intrusions. Deep learning integration into smart devices is an all-comprehensive approach to tackle the related concerns.
How this works:
Deep learning systems enable depth imaging and human activity recognition and support in-depth silhouette-based real-time recording. These recordings possess an advanced recognition rate compared to traditional master components.
Using deep learning techniques, it is possible to create lifetime logs of human activities in smart homes, making them smarter and safer.
The energy efficiency challenges of smart homes scale with their size. The greater the number of IoT devices, the higher the power consumption of the smart homes. It is a significant challenge to sizeable residential projects that must comply with the environmental and energy efficiency guidelines and compliances.
Machine learning-based intelligence awareness target as a service (IAT) technique helps overcome this hurdle.
How it works:
Smart appliance IAT is an advanced technique for smart device design that performs two roles:
- Data collection from smart appliances.
- Rendering services based on the level of service.
In other words, a smart appliance IAT performs data collection and the automated service, thus completing two-way communication in one go.
Implementing such advanced techniques into smart appliance design enables energy efficiency for indoor spaces and larger residential projects.
Utilizing smart appliances means generating data every time they operate them. For instance, a smart TV logs your location, contact info, and viewing history. A smart bed keeps track of sleep pattern data.
The higher the device count, the greater the data overload on the system, making it tedious to derive meaningful insights. Machine learning regression models come to the rescue in handling this data overload and the related energy consumption.
How it works:
IoT and AI devices based on regression models such as DTR, RFR, SLR, KNNR, and SVR gather relevant data as per pre-set instructions. They analyze and implement only the most affecting parameters vital for energy consumption and decision-making. It nullifies the data overload side effects and makes devices more energy efficient.
Smart devices work on a pre-built set of instructions. Hence offering personalized services for smart homeowners can be a challenge. With machine learning in IoT devices, the idea of manufacturing home automation systems that deliver experiences as per user preference turns into a reality.
How it works:
Machine learning is an effective gateway for personalized experiences. Smart devices with the inbuilt power of machine learning can comprehend the device owner’s preferences over time and offer a personalized, automated experience.
Besides, with machine learning, devices can optimize their performance by identifying the usage rate of the connected devices, adjusting their settings, and providing energy savings.
The Future of IoT and AI Integration for Smart Homes
Smart homes rely on information to provide optimal experiences to residents. When combined with AI, IoT-driven home appliances can improve operational efficiency, reduce power consumption, maximize space utilization, and improve resident experience. User experience optimization is one of the significant outcomes of IoT and Machine Learning integration. Besides, this combination can open up endless possibilities that add various advanced features and benefits to the residents:
Cost-efficient systems: Automated and optimized operations result in cost and energy savings for smart homeowners.
Diverse use cases: From lighting management systems to protective schedulers, fire control systems to security appliances, and HVAC systems to solar panels, the combined power of IoT and AI can create diverse and more efficient use cases.
A sustainable solution to mega residential projects: IoT Machine Learning and AI can turn profitable and eco-friendly solutions for residential projects that deploy power back systems such as wind turbines (WTs), photovoltaic panels (PVs), wind turbines (WTs), photovoltaic panels (PVs), etc. When designed and deployed strategically, they can significantly reduce social, environmental, and economic implications.
Fewer errors and better experiences: ML-driven smart appliances can minimize errors and enhance user experiences. For instance, a smart AI-driven washing machine can alert its owner after the soaking and washing cycles, as per the owner’s preferences, and avoid damage to the clothes. Similarly, cooking appliances can automatically adjust their settings to user preferences.
As Brendan O’Brien, a leader in the IoT believes, “If you think that the internet has changed your life, think again. The Internet of Things is about to change it all over again!.” The convergence of IoT and machine learning is just in its infancy. With their potential to create safer, more efficient, and more economical smart home experiences, machine-learning-driven Devices would revolutionize the smart home industry.
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