Smart home has brushed the screen again, but it is still a "lame"
Abstract: compared with the small emergence last year, after a year of development, at awe 2017 exhibition, "smart home appliances" has been on the top and successfully turned into one of the protagonists
last week, awe 2017 (2017 China home appliances and consumer electronics Expo) came to a successful conclusion. It is understood that compared with last year, this year's scene is more popular, and the number of exhibitors has reached 1.5 times that of last year. At the exhibition, when you are fascinated by supporting stars such as Huang Xiaoming and Gao Yuanyuan, you must also be attracted by another "Star" - smart appliances
awe has always been regarded as a "weathervane" in the home appliance industry, leading the trend for the next period of time. For example, Samsung "Pindao family banquet" refrigerator, which attracted countless attention at awe exhibition last year, attracted many refrigerator manufacturers with a display screen and "smart" highlights. When you come to the scene this year, you can't help but roast out. As long as you are a refrigerator manufacturer, you must have a "smart" refrigerator with a display. This shows the power of awe, a "weathervane"
"smart home" is coming fiercely
compared with the small emergence last year, after a year of development, at awe 2017 exhibition, "smart home appliances" has been on the top and successfully turned into one of the protagonists. We can prove this from three aspects:
open an independent exhibition hall: this year, awe exhibition opened a separate exhibition hall for the display of smart home products. Among them, although half of the museum is divided into "science and Technology Park", home service robots, intelligent surveillance cameras and so on are all, "smart home" is everywhere. As for the other half of the exhibition hall, it may not reflect many AI elements, but the IOT cloud platform displayed also indirectly tells people that the era of smart home has arrived
award renaming: as the "Oscar" of China's home appliance industry, the applan award has always been the focus of industry insiders. This year, no matter the size of the venue or the setting of awards, a little change has been made. This year, applan's "Creativity Award" was renamed as the "intelligent Innovation Award". According to Jiang Feng, President of the China Household Appliances Association, the reason for the change is that smart appliances have changed from creativity to landing products, and this award expresses the affirmation of the intelligent innovation achievements of the household appliances and consumer electronics industry
smart experience rooms are all over the exhibition hall: these days, whether traditional home appliance manufacturers or technology companies, most of them have entered the circle of "smart home". In awe exhibition, Midea, Haier, jd.com, Huawei and other companies have set up one or more smart home experience rooms on site, so that visitors can have a close contact with smart home. By 2025, the total output value of smart home will reach 10billion yuan, and feel the magic of smart home. Judging from the actions of companies, who said that "smart home" is not the next goal pursued by the household appliance and consumer electronics industry
judging from awe's influence in the industry, smart home has formed a trend. However, when we brush away the prosperity on the surface and only look at the face behind its veil, is smart home really "smart"
the so-called "intelligence" is more a kind of "wisdom"
when the oil moves in the pipeline, it will produce noise. On the first day of awe exhibition, magnesium Kejun endured the pain of losing his legs quickly and helped you to experience the atmosphere of the scene. From the perspective of a technology station and a consumer, although "smart home" almost covers the main venue of the exhibition, from the perspective of experience, these "smart appliances" are still in the primary stage of smart home, which can be summarized as two points: voice and visual interaction and remote control. At first glance, this is not really "smart"
in smart home, voice and visual interaction are only the threshold to enter the circle. As the most basic way of communication, language has become one of the stepping stones for many manufacturers to enter the smart home. The most successful one is Amazon's smart speaker echo. Of course, language alone cannot constitute a perfect interaction, so visual interaction is added. However, in entering the smart home, doing this is just stepping into the periphery of this circle
take the smart refrigerator on the awe exhibition site as an example. Indeed, through speech recognition, it can give corresponding feedback according to the recognized content and the changing market demand, but in some aspects, it does not achieve more "intelligence" and still needs human assistance. For example, when experiencing Meiling chiq refrigerator on site, when users put food into the refrigerator, they also need to manually set the storage time, so that the refrigerator can remind users of expiration based on these data. In contrast, if it is really "smart", this step should be omitted, because "smart" refrigerators should have the function of sensing whether food is spoiled through sensors and other devices
in addition, the remote control of Lianhe is only a transfer, not a "smart". In view of the needs of users, in addition to setting up a smart home control center at home, app has also become a sub battlefield of "smart home", which can be described as a wolf smoke wind. However, in the extreme smart home, the importance of remote control does not seem to be so great. As mentioned above, when smart appliances become "autonomous decision-making", remote control becomes an accessory, which can only play a role in emergencies. For example, the original smart air conditioner operates according to the habits of daily users and real-time temperature and other data, but because users suddenly decide not to go home, the remote control air conditioner stops working, and so on
judging from the current situation, the concept of smart home has been speculation, but according to the actual experience of smart home appliances, it seems that there is a little "lame" phenomenon. At present, although the banner of "smart home" has been held up for many years, its development can only be said to be in its infancy, or it is more appropriate to call it "smart home"