The Gotta Have Soul: The Connected Home, AI and Smart Systems Get An Injection of “Humanity” - Part III global briefing offers an insight into to the size and shape of the Home Care market, highlights buzz topics, emerging regions, countries and categories as well as pressing industry issues and white spaces. It identifies the opportunity zones within home care, analyses leading companies and brands and offers strategic analysis of major factors influencing the market - be they new product developments, packaging/ format /ingredients innovations, economic/lifestyle/environmental influences, distribution or retail pricing issues. Forecasts illustrate how the market is set to change and criteria for success.
Product coverage: Air Care, Bleach, Dishwashing, Home Insecticides, Laundry Care, Polishes, Surface Care, Toilet Care.
Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.
Why buy this report?
- Get a detailed picture of the Home Care market;
- Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change;
- Understand the competitive environment, the market’s major players and leading brands;
- Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.
Connected smart home INTRODUCTION – this series of briefings
Elements of the Progress Model
Fragmented Smart Home Ecosystems
To Follow in Part IV
The speed of growth for Smart AI systems is driven by data QUANTITY x data QUALITY
Quantity is increasing as smart devices proliferate in the form of refrigerators, in-product and app based mentor bots, and Basic/Weak AIs. Quality is improving as user interactions get more advanced, with technology like VR/AR offering a jump to much more immersive levels.
AI is progressing from Basic/Weak AI towards Strong/Near Human AI in 4 phases
The bulk of AIs operating so far are early Phase 1 types (decision engines & DNN/CNN algorithms). VIV (Samsung’s AI) is different, making a step into Phase 2 by having self-taught skills and new self coding at 1/100th of a second. Theoretically “what can’t VIV do?” is really “What can’t VIV do for another few seconds.”
There are 6 smart home ecosystems each with distinct device, brand and trend factors
There is a clear effort to dominate the user interface via AI device control and voice control systems, including direct conflict within the Appliances sector between AI rival brand owners. This could hurt the Smart Home industry (collaboration) and give an opening for a 3rd party to impose compatibility through regulation.
AIs create new pressures that may need new policies during implementation
Users can create circular logic issues and deliberately/accidently set AIs in conflict in the home. Concepts of hierarchy, and decision voting, and responsibility for defining how different AIs will interact need to be resolved in early implementation.