We are now used to a certain degree of automation in our lives, letting us run our home more smoothly or make it more secure. However, what other advances can we look forward in the future that will make our lives even more automated?
Assistants to Cook and Clean Up
The idea of having a robotic assistant to prepare meals and then clean up sounds like a perfect way to save some time and avoid some routine tasks. At the start of 2020, Samsung unveiled a robot chef to the world. They called it the Bot Chef and it had arms like a human, but with three fingers and four joints on them.
The idea is that it helps chefs with their jobs, rather than doing all the cooking on its own. The chef can give it voice commands to carry out certain tasks such as slicing vegetables or stirring a soup. The bot can also interact with the kitchen’s other smart devices such as fridges. It isn’t yet clear when it will go on sale to the public or what the price might be.
Health Sensors to Monitor Us Constantly
The idea of using a smartwatch or a wrist band with a tracker to see our latest health information and statistics is now firmly established. Perhaps the next move in this field will see smart trackers located around our body, and our home, allowing us to carefully monitor our full health situation at all times.
It is now easy to imagine a series of sensors fitted to a home, all linked to the internet where they can be used in big data analysis, and providing a feed to the owner’s mobile device. In the event of serious issues being detected, an alert could be sent automatically to the relevant health authorities, allowing them to act swiftly and get in touch with the person.
Self-Driving Cars Will Act Like Chauffeurs
We have heard a lot about the possibility of self-driving cars being introduced in the next few years, but what would it be like to actually use an autonomous vehicle like this on a daily basis? One way that it will help us to use our time more effectively is by dropping us off and then picking us up again.
Imagine your car could leave you at the front door of your workplace and then automatically look for your designated parking space or else find a paid space and charge it to your account. When the time comes to go home, you would send a message and it would be waiting outside the door for you, with your chosen music playing and the seat reclined back at the exact angle you prefer. It would already have the journey home planned, so you could just sit back and relax or else carry on working as you travel.
Robots to Take Care of Our Banking and Investments
Robots can also be used to monitor the investment markets and make decisions, as we can see in the example of the forex market. Here, the best tools scan the market constantly, using preset algorithms to look for the right kind of conditions to make a trade. This takes the emotion out of trading decisions and ensures a high level of consistency, too – though, some form of monitoring is required to check the results.
Banking may seem like a very traditional industry where the human touch simply can’t be replaced. Yet, this is another area where automation is being looked at very closely. For the moment, many of the most interesting changes are for the benefits of the banks, as they increase productivity by automating some of the processes that workers have previously had to carry out manually. However, automated banking could also make the best use of our money by moving cash between accounts and providing alerts when attention is required.
These are just a few of the areas where current advances should help us to enjoy life more and make better decisions in the future. As technology continues to advance, we can expect to see more types of technology added to this list.