One of the most interesting aspects of technological innovation is the speed thanks to which the most "futuristic" innovations enter the daily life of all of us: after a research phase and the launch on the market, in fact, their adoption by users takes place in an ever simpler and faster way. There are more and more devices and technologies that allow you to carry out the most disparate activities in an optimized and, undoubtedly, more "captivating" way: this article explores three of the most relevant innovations of recent times, from artificial intelligence to streaming to the Internet of Things.
Smart devices: the arrival of artificial intelligence and its main uses
Artificial intelligence (also known as "AI", due to its initials in Italian, or "AI", for the English initials of "artificial intelligence") is one of the great innovations from the technological point of view that most fascinates users from all over the world: it is in fact a discipline related to the world of information technology that allows devices such as computers, smartphones and other hardware tools to carry out activities in an increasingly similar to what the human brain would process, thanks to the interpretation of data and algorithms in a sophisticated way. Among the most incredible applications of artificial intelligence is the one used for self-driving cars, among which the Tesla and Google experiments stand out, but also the use of AI in the medical field for diagnosis and prevention thanks to intelligent robots. . This dynamic is also common to various everyday objects, such as specific intelligent voice assistants to manage objects connected at home, such as the Alexa voice assistant developed by Amazon.
Streaming applied to everyday life: from Netflix to entertainment
Among the innovations in common use most frequent in everyday life, it is also possible to list that of streaming: a digital technology that allows you to transmit data in real time from a source to all the devices connected to it, effectively eliminating the need to own physical or digital copies of the affected products. The applications of streaming, especially as regards the entertainment sector, are many: you go from platforms specialized in the reproduction of video content, like Netflix or, for independent and niche films, Mubi, for those dedicated to digital entertainment. In fact, online platforms are increasingly able to offer users games just like those that can be played live, as happens for example with online roulette. Finally, one of the most widespread uses of online streaming is that carried out by platforms intended for audio file playback: yes ranges from playing music tracks and podcasts, as in the case of Spotify or Deezer, to services that specialize in offering listeners audiobooks such as Audible and Storytel.
The Internet of Things and its advantages: from wearable devices to home automation
As already mentioned at the beginning of the article, artificial intelligence is the basis of one of the most recent innovations in the field of technology applied to everyday life: it is the Internet of Things, in Italian known as the Internet of Things, a concept introduced in 1999 by engineer Kevin Ashton and nowadays more and more current, given the increasing amount of devices that can be connected in a "smart" way. Thanks to the Internet of Things it is in fact possible to take advantage of connected devices that have smart functions: in some cases yes it also deals with wearable devices such as smartwatches made by Apple and other companies such as Garmin and Fitbit. The advantage of this technology is the ability to have data in real time and to be able to carry out remotely activities once relegated to the “live” dimension, such as starting a washing machine or turning on the house lights. The Internet of Things is in fact applied in different domains: from robotics to video surveillance, from health to agriculture, without neglecting home automation and the increasingly massive use made of it for the creation of smart cities.
Technology and its advances are constantly at the service of the human being: whether it is home automation or streaming platforms, in fact, the user and his well-being are always at the center of the attention of science.