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From lock­ing your home when you step out to re­stock­ing your re­frig­er­a­tor, there’s no end to what smart as­sis­tants can do in the fu­ture.

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - CONTENTS - By Nidhi SiN­gal

Smart as­sis­tants are be­com­ing more per­va­sive

G oing by the in­flux of smart de­vices, we may never have to lift a fin­ger again. Smart speak­ers from Ama­zon, Google and Ap­ple are just the tip of the ice­berg as far as smart as­sis­tants are con­cerned. The pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less when there is a con­nected ecosys­tem where de­vices can com­mu­ni­cate amongst each other and re­spond to your com­mands – from brew­ing your morn­ing cof­fee to turn­ing on the shower for your post work-out bath. Flam­boy­antly speak­ing, you can have your own Jarvis à la Iron Man.

From con­trol­ling home ap­pli­ances from within apps (the In­ter­net of Things), we can now di­rectly talk to them. With the in­creas­ing adop­tion of smart speak­ers, de­vice man­u­fac­tur­ers are em­bed­ding sup­port for pop­u­lar voice as­sis­tants, sim­pli­fy­ing al­most ev­ery­thing we do. Voice­con­trolled light­ing and ther­mostats are passé; a smart home is in­com­plete with­out a smart kitchen and a smart bath­room.

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