If you go back 10 years, you will not be able to imagine the smart utilities. Advancements in technology have given birth to smart services. If we want to shortlist the technologies that are shaping these smart utilities of the future, we will come up with three things.
Artificial intelligence, 5G connectivity, and mobile computing are the three main pillars of the technologies shaping smart utilities.
1- Artificial intelligence
It is an advanced technology in which neural networks are used to teach the machines some basic tasks. Smart utilities were not possible without the use of artificial intelligence. Some of the aspects of artificial intelligence that are the core of smart services. We can say that AI to smart utilities is the same as the traffic cone to driving because of having the guiding power.
Most of the smart utilities are working by voice recognition. We consider a device as the smart utility when we can operate the device without physical contact. Artificial intelligence allowed smart utilities to recognize the commands. The process is getting sophisticated with every coming day.
It is another gift of artificial intelligence. A lot of smart utilities are using this feature to recognize the objects. The utility devices need contactless input through images. The image recognition based on artificial intelligence is doing wonders for smart utility devices. This is going to get more sophisticated in the future.
Artificial intelligence has given birth to a new field of study that is called machine learning. In this field, the machines are allowed to make decisions based on what they have learned through special inputs. A lot of workforces are being replaced by the smart utilities capable of using machine learning.
2- 5G connectivity
When 3G was introduced, it revolutionized the technology in that era. The 4G came as an advancement of 3G, but 5G is a completely new technology because of its new connectivity features.
5G can increase the speed of the network to Ultra lighting. The files which took hours to download on 3G and minutes to download on 4G will take seconds to download on 5G. This speed can be amazing for smart utilities because a strong connection with the cloud can help the devices respond to the environment in a better way.
When you are looking at the time remaining to download a file, it will not show a perfect estimate. You may see 1 minute remaining, but that downloading may take 3 minutes. This problem can affect smart utilities, so perfect latency time can give power to these devices.
5G gives better coverage. Soon, all the world will be covered by 5G, and it will connect with smart utilities. It can give rise to a new era of machine dependence.
3- Mobile computing
When we are talking about the future of smart utilities, mobile computing should always be included in the discussion. Increasing the power of mobile computing will support the smart utilities of the future. Some of the ways it will help the smart utilities are the same as traffic cones guiding the traffic.
Smart utilities largely depend on multiple users accessing the same platform at the same time. The smart utility should be able to accept commands from multiple users at the same time. It will require strong computing. When 5G will be available, mobile computing will do wonders because of multi-user acceptance.
In the past, only big desktop and laptops were able to do high burden computing. The flexibility of the location was not possible. The stronger computing power of the mobiles and small mobile devices has given chance to the smart utilities to grow in the future. Humans will not be bound to a specific space because smaller devices with higher computing powers are going to be available.
Mobile computing has given rise to some advanced features like a multi-touch of the screens. A lot of features allowed the users to get the advanced productivity by mobile devices. Smart utilities of the future will only be possible when mobile devices will become more productive.
We can easily conclude that 5G technology and stronger computing power of mobile devices will be combined with artificial intelligence. It is going to shape the future of smart utilities. We are at the beginning of a new chapter of smart technology. Soon, everything will be done using smart utilities.