As they said in The Matrix, “We marveled at our own magnificence as we gave birth to AI.”  Smart speakers have brought artificial intelligence (AI) into our homes in a way that was incomprehensible only a few years ago. The AI that is responsible for the voice recognition in these devices is amazing and has made it dramatically easier to control our smart homes. Note, that I said “control our smart homes.” For the most part, AI’s role in the smart home has simply been a new, and more convenient, way for people to control the devices in their home; using their voice. That is starting to change and for both integrators and homeowners there will be a dramatic transformation. Integrators can offer homeowners true automation of their smart homes that matches the way the homeowner uses their home. The smart home processor/hub can be programmed to, for example: But, all of the above requires a good programmer, who earns in excess of $100,000 per year, and therefore is very expensive to implement. The alternative is a smart home that learns how the homeowners use their home and takes actions that anticipate the homeowners’ needs. All this may sound like science-fiction but only a few y...