Life Hacks: Top 5 Ways to Use AI to Make Your Life Easier
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Technology has come a long way in the last few years, and now nearly all of us have access to some form of artificial intelligence. For some of us, artificial intelligence is even becoming a part of our daily lives.
From Siri, to Cortana, to the fairly recent Alexa, we all seem to be chatting away to artificial intelligence systems. But the novelty has worn off a bit now, and rather than asking these systems the most hilarious questions we can think of, we’re starting to take them a bit more seriously.
Now that the technology has become more impressive, we’re starting to ask how we can use AI systems to make our lives easier. After all, that’s what they’re designed for, right?
So here are our top 5 hacks to make your life easier using artificial intelligence!
1) Use artificial intelligence to stay on top of things
It can be hard to keep track of things, especially when life gets a bit too busy. We forget to make note of important meetings, or simply forget to check our calendar.
But with artificial intelligence you can make sure you’re always ready and prepared – even if normally you’re the most unorganized person on earth.
Rather than dashing for a notepad and pen if someone makes arrangements with you over the phone, you can simply tell Siri, Cortana, or Alexa to add it to your diary. It makes it easier and quicker to keep organized, and your artificial intelligence system can even remind you when you have upcoming events.
This also makes things like shopping a whole lot easier. It’s not just events you can make a note of with artificial intelligence systems, you make grocery lists as well. You’ll never forget any vital ingredients. Plus, you can send someone else shopping on your behalf, just instruct your AI system to send someone else your shopping list. This is great if you’re busy with other appointments and just can’t make it to the shops yourself.
2) Browse the internet without even unlocking your phone
There are so many points throughout each day where we have questions that we just Google to get the answer. Finding information had never been easier…until now.
Now, if we have questions, or need to find information, we don’t even need to unlock our phones or computers. We can simply use voice control to browse the internet for us. That’s how speedy technology has become. It can find us an answer before we’ve even opened an internet browser.
This is perfect if you’re busy cooking for example, with your hands tied up in messy mixtures, or if you’re driving. We can multitask without even thinking about it.
3) Control your home without moving a muscle
This is perhaps the coolest way to use AI systems like Amazon’s Echo, otherwise known as ‘Alexa’. With smart homes on the rise, more and more people are using voice control to carry out simple tasks. Now you can lock the doors before going to bed, turn off the lights, and adjust the temperature all while climbing into bed.
These AI systems have ruled out the need for us to do these things ourselves. It might sound lazy, but if you’re already comfy in bed after a hard day’s work, it’s a relief knowing you don’t have to run back downstairs to lock the door.
4) You can instantly order anything you need
So we’ve spoken about how easy it is to create grocery lists to save for later with AI, but you can also order anything you want instantly.
Amazon’s Alexa is always ready to help you find goods on Amazon. So if you’re an Amazon Prime member, and you’ve saved your card details to your account, you can order what you need in a matter of seconds, without even having to look online yourself.
Rather than taking time out of your day to browse for something you need, you can simply tell Alexa to order exactly what you’re looking for. If you want help deciding which product you need, she can also help you with that. This will save you potentially hours of searching and browsing!
5) Artificial intelligence can read your books to you
Some days, reading can seem like too much effort, especially if you’ve had a long day. But systems like Amazon’s Echo can connect to your Kindle, or Audible, and read your favorite books to you. All you have to do is lay back and listen.
You can even listen while you’re doing the household chores, or making dinner. It’s great to have on in the background, and means you can listen as you work. It’ll save you time, and keep you amused.
This is perhaps most useful though for those who have kids. You might love reading your children a bedtime story, but every now and then, you might like some time to yourself in the evening. This is where the Echo can come in handy. Rather than having to read your kids to sleep, you can let the Echo do it for you.
For this smart hack though, it’s worth noting that it’s definitely worth getting yourself an Audible subscription. While the Echo can read from your Kindle, it’s only text-to-speech technology that it uses, so it’s not as easy on the ears. With Audible, it’ll be a human voice reading to you. Audible is easy listening.
To sum up…
So to sum up, if you haven’t tried these top 5 smart hacks already, you’re missing a trick or two. The technology is here, so what are we waiting for? In ten years’ time, we’ll be asking ourselves why we waited so long to integrate artificial intelligence into our daily lives.
Artificial intelligence is fast becoming a part of every household, and once we’ve figured out the best ways to use it, the chances are we won’t go without it. So get ahead of the game, and start letting AI make your life easier!