March 13 news, according to foreign media reports, it is estimated that by 2020, there will be more than 20 billion Internet of Things devices available, Samsung Venture Capital investment vice president Nest Ventures vice president and investment director Breton & middot; gold (Brendon Kim) I believe that the blockchain will be the key to ensure that they can communicate smoothly.
Brighton recently participated in the SXSW Science and Technology Festival in Austin, Texas. Here's his thoughts on the blockchain:
Blockchain is an important part of our larger portfolio. Our view is that the world is becoming more dispersed and decentralized. In the past five years, large amounts of data, memory, storage, and computing have been concentrated in the cloud. We believe that the future will be a decentralized, distributed world not only because of use cases such as autonomous driving but also include regulatory trends and social trends that emphasize consumer rights, privacy, and security.
Blockchain is a very important technology that can lay the foundation for a decentralized, distributed world. If you look forward to 2020, it is estimated that 20 billion devices will be connected. Without a technology such as blockchain, all these devices cannot communicate with each other. Blockchain is the most basic support technology. Devices can communicate with each other and verify each other to communicate with each other.
Using a blockchain will make things easier. I still use the Internet of Things as an example. The washing machine should be able to communicate with companies like Proctor, Gamble, etc. If the stock of detergent in the dishwasher is low, it can be automatically connected to Procter & Gamble's machines for ordering. More detergent. We can get detergent right away.
In addition, Brighton explains how artificial intelligence (AI) will promote more natural voice communications through digital assistants such as Bixby. Brighton said:
It's a very natural process to see sound as a new way of interacting with devices. Voice interaction is still in its early stages. With Alexa and Google Voice Assistant, we can see how consumers interact with devices in a new way. Although this kind of interaction is still a bit rigid, you must ask in some way. Every time you want to speak, you must first remind Alexa, so this is not a very natural way of communication, and this is exactly the starting point of the AI.
With the development of AI, you will see a more natural way of communication. Machines can speak in the same way as we do, just like we do everyday conversations. This is what the next version of the voice interface needs to do. At Samsung, we are working with Bixby, but it requires more natural communication and does not have to script or pattern in some way.
What should a manufacturer do? Brighton pointed out that the key to communication is to keep nature. If you do not ask in a specific way, its performance can be very frustrating. When my child interacts with the voice assistant, they feel very disappointed because the conversation is very unnatural. When you ask: ‘What's the temperature today?’It won't give you the answer. You must first say, "Bixby", "Alexa" or "Hello, Google" and then it may provide the wrong answer. You must repeat the problem again, or use different methods so that the machine can understand it.
These voice assistants are not like humans. We understand the surrounding environment. We know who we are talking to and we know that we are directing the conversation to a specific person so that you don’t have to be reserved in the language you use. When we see these devices, we want to interact very naturally with the devices, not the dumb interaction.
We are continuing to see progress in AI and natural language processing, but there will be no sudden changes. This will be a gradual progress, not a revolution. When we review our equipment five years later, we will be amazed: "Wow! Why do we want to do this?" So we hope that in the next two, three, four years, we will continue to see technological progress.