The International Business Times reports on Mark Zuckerberg’s 2016 goal: creating the AI-powered smart home of his dreams. Boomtrain CTO Chris Monberg weighs in.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has made it his 2016 mission to turn his house into a smart home complete with an artificial intelligence butler. But just how plausible is this goal and is this something that can be done by anybody who doesn’t happen to be worth several billion?
AI and smart home technology, part of the so-called Internet of Things, have been around for years and are palpably present at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Here, there are two full floors of expo showrooms dedicated to smart home appliances, complete with smart showers, smart lightbulbs and smart speakers. Nearly 1,000 brands categorized as “smart home” exhibitors have descended on CES, according to the conference’s website.