Sunday - Nov 18, 2018

Which Smart Devices to Use?


Digital revolution has led to a surge of smart devices like smartphone, tablets, laptops, etc. Tech giants are promoting the use of smart gadgets among the general population. Artificial Intelligence, that was created to mimic the cognitive learning and problem-solving skills of a human being; has already made its debut in the fields of computer science, medicine, filmmaking, and media, military and defense system, and robotics. .

From Alexa to Siri, the smart assistant, AI has ventured in almost every industry. AI software like Siri and Google Assistant offer assistance to smartphone users. You can integrate DTH set-top box with AI Home Assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Smart assistants offer 95% accuracy in translating voice commands. The features include schedule management, weather and traffic reports 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 placing TV Ads based on the duration of previously watched ads, preference of ads watched, and ads skipped.

Some of the best smart TVs are produced by Sony. Sony Bravia is a great smart LED TV with advanced features. 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, a leading DTH service provider in India offers a hands-free TV viewing experience through Amazon’s smart assistant 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 connections 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.

AI is revolutionizing next-generation TV and video recommendations too. YouTube and Netflix use AI to transform the entertainment industry. Netflix’s AI uses your pre-watched shows, searched content, to create custom recommendation of content to watch on the platform. 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.

As technology advances with time, more products with upgraded features will be launched. It is efficient and fast to use smart technology. However, too much dependence on technology can reduce our own efficiency.