Thursday - Dec 13, 2018

Is Smart-Technology Beneficial for Our Lifestyle?


While there are many benefits of smart technology like smartphones, smart security systems, it also imposes a considerable threat to our lifestyle. It raises the issue of privacy and safety. With the digitization of everything, the mobile phone has become a necessity for everyone.

There has been a sudden surge in the use of smartphones and tablets over the last decade. Tech giants are promoting the use of smart gadgets among the general population. Artificial intelligence was originally created to mimic the cognitive learning and problem-solving skills of a human and has already made its debut in the fields of computer science, medicine, filmmaking, and media, military, and defense system, intelligent devices, and robotics.

From smart robots to smart assistants, AI has ventured into almost every industry. AI software like Siri and Google assistant are popular with smartphone users. You can integrate DTH set-top boxes with AI Home Assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Smart assistants offer 95% accuracy on translating voice commands. The features include schedule management, information on weather and traffic and control of IoT powered devices at home. You can also use your AI assistant to make a video call on your TV screen connected to the device. AI is also incorporated for programmatic TV Ads based on the duration of previously watched ads, preference of ads watched, and ads skipped.

Smart TVs are transitioning to AI TV. LG has launched LG OLED TV AI ThinQ in the USA which provides intelligent integration with all smart devices. This TV is integrated with Google Assistant and Alexa. Samsung Electronics has launched AI- applied 85-inch QLED TV. AI voice-based interface has replaced traditional remote controls for these AI integrated TVs.

Dish TV connection, the leading DTH in India offers a hands-free TV viewing experience through Alexa. You can integrate it with the Hopper receiver through My DishTV App. Once all the devices are connected, you can control your TV with voice commands. Dish TV offers DTH connection starting at Rs.1700/- including installation charges. Get a basic plan starting at Rs.85/- per month. The HD plans start at Rs.148/- and Rs.191/- per month. You can also add any HD channel starting at Rs.21/- per month to your existing plan. DTH recharge offers are for 3 months, 6 months and 12 months.

YouTube and Netflix are using AI to transform the entertainment industry. Netflix’s AI uses your pre-watched shows, searched content, to create custom recommendation of Netflix shows. AI is revolutionizing next-generation TV and video recommendations too. Netflix also introduced an AI-powered Dynamic Optimizer for video compression without any perceivable loss in the quality of the video. TV channels are using AI integration to recommend new shows based on past viewing patterns. It helps to retrieve key insights into customer viewing behavior. It helps to fine-tune show recommendations, thereby saving time to browse.

Smart technology can be used in moderation to improve our lifestyle and make our lives more efficient.