SAMSUNG SMART FRIDGE
How smart can this fridge be? I wonder...what if I'm not suppose to eat certain foods and I try to sneak some out of my fridge. Will the fridge refuse to open it's doors or will it say, "Step away from the fridge." If this fridge gets any smarter it may just have to prepare my meals. I spoke too soon...in 2016 Samsung unveiled a fridge that can now order your groceries. Where have I been? Found another fridge that can play your favorite tunes. Now if it starts dancing, I'm going to start churning butter.
AIR TAXI OF THE FUTURE CES 2018
Proverbs 24:3-6 (KJV)
3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Matthew 7:24-27 (KJV)
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Hebrews 3:4 (KJV)
4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
Are AI devices teaching humans how to be more narcissistic? Kings and Queens have their court servants and those who perform specific duties. The crown speaks and everyone fills their posts. AI has made everyone out to be little kings and queens but possibly with a narcissistic twist. These gadgets of convenience become our servants while our world becomes more prone to self absorption. I think some technology is great as long as it doesn’t lead to the mark of the beast. Technology can be evil as well.
Our fields used to be all organic when pioneers were farmers. But churning butter, milking cows or working a hot fire for food may be a bit challenging for some in this day and age.
Our skies are another topic with chemical spray whitewashing our atmosphere along with GMO seeds...lovely day on planet earth. I've done a lot of praying about this.
While we were getting gas for our car and across the parking lot was a bus station. I happened to glance over and there stood three men with their eyes glued to their smart phone waiting for the bus. There was no conversation taking place just a pure trance engulfing their minds into some kind of vortex. It was weird to watch because it was as if their world had gone silent and robotic.
Most gadgets need a command whether it be verbal or by touch. Some technology needs neither, it just reads your eye.
With the mark of the beast, I wonder if it will be showcased in Las Vegas to attract many visitors. It's all moving in that direction, every new device becomes a covetous thing, wrapping mile long lines to have the first whatever.
A good ol' plow was the best thing for a farmer, when the tractor came along I'm sure some thought what is that contraption?
1892 Froelich tractor first built
TECHNOLOGY AT ITS BEST...NOT
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
Smart choice: artificial intelligence advances smart home conversation
Voice-activated home automation expected to gain momentum this year, according to research from the Consumer Technology Association
PUBLISHED : Monday, 22 January, 2018, 9:47am
UPDATED : Monday, 22 January, 2018, 9:47am
By Peta TomLinson
One’s relationship with the connected home has been a fairly one-sided affair until now. You voice-command your digital assistant, and they (hopefully) respond.
In 2018, it’s all about the conversation. LG’s Tim Alessi summed up the sentiment of brands presenting at CES 2018 in Las Vegas in January when he said: “2018 will be the tipping point for the smart home, and for the smart, connected lifestyle.” It’s all courtesy of artificial intelligence (AI), which leading brands will start incorporating into their consumer products from this year.
Smart home was again one of the dominant themes at CES 2018, the global stage for innovation featuring technology that changes lives. Other hot trends identified included voice and deep machine learning, 5G connectivity, self-driving tech, robotics, AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), biometrics, security and sports.
The latest research from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which owns and produces CES, suggests that voice-activated home automation will gain momentum this year.
The industry association’s research forecasts that sales in the category - including smart thermostats, smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, IP/Wi-fi cameras, smart locks and doorbells, smart home systems, and smart switches, dimmers and outlets – will reach 40.8 million units in 2018 (a 41 per cent increase over 2017), earning US$4.5 billion (a 34 per cent increase).
While this research relates to the US, it is regarded as a global bellwether. (Separate research, by Statistica, predicts that revenue in the smart home market in Hong Kong will amount to US$204 million in 2018).
Receptive as we may be to home automation, Hongkongers have known the frustration of commands getting lost in human-to-machine translation, or the hit and miss integration of voice control to existing devices. While LG’s new AI home helper, CLOi, let the team down on launch day (she “had a moment” during the CES press conference, and stopped responding altogether) it wasn’t before strutting her stuff, conversing in a clear, human-like voice and even intuiting her master’s needs (for instance, today he’ll be going to the gym, so the laundry wash cycle is set to a light load for workout clothes).
CLOi is the first in a family of service robots LG is developing in parallel with ThinQ, the company’s AI brand for consumer electronics and home appliances. Both CLOi and ThinQ are designed to take advantage of LG’s DeepThinQ deep learning technology, delivering “both emotional interaction and innovative convenience”, the brand says.
Panasonic’s Michael Moskowitz affirmed that his brand has focused on developing the “listening quality” of voice-activated smart home devices, to wit its new AI-powered Panasonic GA 10 smart speaker, operated via Google Assistant.
Moskowitz noted the convenience of asking questions of a device and having it respond, but said the main reason consumers buy smart speakers is to personalise their music. “Where current voice assists have typically come up short is in their sound quality,” he said. “[With GA 10], we’ve stepped in and reimagined the smart speaker listening experience – now, consumers don’t have to sacrifice convenience for quality.”
In its press conference, Samsung acknowledged that getting smart devices to work together isn’t always easy – it’s “still fragmented & complex,” said Kim Hyun-suk, president and head of Samsung’s consumer electronics division and Samsung Research.
Samsung sells half a billion connected devices worldwide each year. Its vision is to “eliminate IoT fragmentation” by integrating Bixby, the brand’s voice-powered digital assistant for phones, into domestic devices.
“At Samsung, we believe IoT should be as easy as flipping a switch,” Kim said. Bixby lets consumers control just about anything – music, content, and their home, he noted, adding: “We are taking Bixby to the next level, to be so intuitive that it understands you, and can figure out what you need before you even have to ask.”