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There are different levels of AI.
First things first, so they say.
In this article we are going to explore the best artificial intelligence devices/products for 2020.
Whether you are interested in just knowing the kind of AI devices/products available in 2020 or you are looking to buy one, this article is specifically tailored for you.
Honestly, I’m really excited about how far artificial intelligence has come, and I’m not equally blinded.
I’m not blinded by the fact that we are still far from developing AIs and that they have their shortcomings.
So, I hope you don’t buy into the idea that there is some sort of “complete AI” device or product out there.
Because there isn’t.
But there are really good “Narrow AI” devices/products that can perform well-defined tasks intelligently.
They operate in a way that on average human would genuinely say “Wow! That device is intelligent”.
These devices can perform specific tasks autonomously. They can clean the floor of your home/apartment, autonomously mow your lawn on your command and serve well as your personal assistants or robotic companion.
1. Apple Watch Series 5
The Apple Watch is arguably the best smart watch and its latest version (series 5) is a testament to that.
The smartwatch which integrated with iOS and other Apple products/services comes with health oriented functions and fitness tracking.
The Apple Watch is not dubbed smart for nothing.
Powered by artificial intelligence, the Apple Watch Series 5 can do a host of things which includes intelligent tracking, heartrate monitoring, ECG readings, Siri commands, warn about abnormal heart rates and does what a normal watch does, tell the time.
It is really difficult to detect irregular heartbeat, diabetes and signs of a stroke through a watch. But with artificial intelligence that’s what the Apple watch is capable of doing.
The Apple watch has helped saved a lot of lives on record.
In 2019, the Apple watch saved a man’s life by calling 911 after he falls from his bike, and another man’s life was saved when his Apple watch alerted him to deadly heart condition.
Apart from the health and fitness benefits of the Apple watch series 5, there are many other reasons why you should consider buying one for yourself or gift it to a loved one.
The Apple watch series 5 is a watch from the future. Quote me on that.
2. Amazon Echo (3rd Generation)
Amazon Echo (3rd Gen) is a smart speaker that comes with the world’s best AI-powered virtual assistants.
A smart speaker is a type of speaker that comes with an integrated virtual assistants that can perform interactive actions and activated hands-free.
There are other really good smart speakers that comes with unique AI-virtual assistants.
For example, the Google Home that’s integrated with Google Assistant and the Apple Homekit that’s integrated with Siri.
However, Amazon’s Alexa standouts as the best of the best. Its artificial intelligence is more advanced than its peers.
According to the Wirecutter, “Alexa is the voice-controlled Amazon assistant that turns words into action”.
The Echo powered by Alexa is capable of voice interactions, providing weather, sports and traffic information, making a to-do list, managing calendars and control several smart devices, among many other things.
Its AI is so advanced that it can guard your home by listening for signs of a break-in and if it hears anything suspicious, it will send you an alert.
Of course, for this to happen, you need to tell Alexa you are leaving by simply saying “Alexa, I’m leaving”. And when you arrive back, you can say “Alexa, I’m home” and it will stay off its guard.
The Amazon Echo (3rd generation) is the latest of the Amazon Echo product line, and there are other variants which all comes with Alexa.
There is the Amazon Echo Dot (a budget version) in case you are on a tight budget.
Therefore money shouldn’t be the reason why Alexa is not in your home.
3. iRobot Roomba S9+
iRobot Roomba S9+ is iRobot’s latest and most advanced Robotic vacuum cleaner.
Robotic vacuum cleaners are devices that uses artificial intelligence to autonomously clean without human control.
The iRobot Roomba S9+ is dubbed “the world’s best robot vacuum” by its maker; perhaps it deserves that tittle.
Roomba S9+ among other things is capable of self-emptying its bin, cleaning deep carpets, corners and edges neatly, and learns, map and adapt to its environment.
And if you have a pet in your home, no need to worry because the Roomba s9+ is super pet-friendly.
A robotic vacuum cleaner is a sophisticated system to develop; and it’s easy to use (although not all are easy to use).
It’s packed with hardware that positions it to clean neatly and AI that enables it clean intelligently.
Almost every expert on robot vacuum will agree that in terms of performance, iRobot Roomba is the best.
And for all the glory of Roomba S9+, it’s not budget-friendly. CNET wrote that “the iRobot Roomba S9+ as the best robot vacuum if you are loaded”.
Terry Walsh of Digital Trends encouraged you to “skip this year’s smartphone upgrade and spend your money on the best robot vacuum around.
“The super-smart, self-emptying bot-vac just keeps getting better at cleaning and navigating, as well as sucking the money out of your wallet” WIRED on iRobot Roomba S9+; and you get the point.
Roomba S9+ is the best robot vacuum and it cost a lot of money.
The Eufy Robovac 11S max at $219 will give you the best value for your money, if you are all about “I don’t want to break the bank to get an AI powered robot vacuum”.
4. Temi Robot
Temi Robot is an intelligent personal assistant robot for homes. Think of it as an Alexa on wheels: A mobile intelligent assistant.
Temi, as its popular called, is unique, it can do things smart speakers can’t and hence, even though CNET described it as “Alexa morphs into mobile droid form”, it’s far more than just that.
Temi can help you experience moving video calls hands-free (something, I love so much), control your smart home devices and walk around your house (even when you are not at home).
This personal assistant robot which can do almost anything an Alexa can, also acts as a home hub, entertainment system and can interact with apps that interacts with you. Interactive apps like games, medical and educational apps.
Temi is powered by artificial intelligence and features sensors and cameras. Its AI is capable of recognizing its owners, know their preferences and constantly adapt to those preferences while powering its autonomous navigation.
Katie Collins wrote on CNET (about Temi Robot) that “It’s not the cutest, but this could be one of the most useful home robots yet”.
5. Jabra Elite 85h
Jabra Elite 85h is a wireless noise-cancelling headphone that is powered by artificial intelligence to help users have a great audio experience.
The Jabra Elite 85h comes exclusively with an AI technology for intelligent adaptive audio. Using this AI tech, Elite 85h is able to automatically adapt to your surroundings and apply your personalized audio and Active Noise Cancellation (ANC).
It can also integrate with voice assistants such as Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, allowing users to tap into the power of these assistants.
To put icing on the cake, the Jabra Elite 85h has an amazing battery life and design.
Lily Katz wrote on the Soundguys.com that “the Jabra Elite 85h is for anyone who study in coffee shops, use public transportation or find themselves perpetually accruing frequent flight miles”.
Are you that person?
Go get a Jabra Elite 85h.
However, for all its sparks, the Sony WH-1000XMS is the best ANC headphone. Although buying a Jabra Elite 85h will save you an extra $50 while performing on almost the same level.
6. Climate360 Smart Bed
Ever heard of smart beds?
Well, beds are now smart, thanks to technology.
It seems the trend is to get everything at the traditional home smart as we transition into running smart homes.
Smart home devices are still quite expensive, although there are cheap/affordable smart home devices.
The smart bed is simply a bed that uses technologies to gather data about how you are sleeping and help you sleep better.
Some high-end smart beds come with built-in TV.
The Climate360 Smart Bed offers an amazing sleeping experience by drawing on the power of artificial intelligence.
This smart bed let you chose your ideal firmness, comfort and support on each side. While also automatically adjusting to keep you comfortable by keeping track of your every move as you sleep.
Do you know what silencers do to guns?
That’s similar to what the Climate360 Smart Bed does to people who mildly snore while sleeping.
If you or your partner snores mildly while sleeping, the Climate360 Smart Bed is smart enough to gently raise your or your partner’s head to help relieve the snoring.
The Climate360 Smart Bed smart bed “knows you, senses you, and adjusts to you”.
7. iPhone 11 Pro
Most high-end smartphones like Huawei Pro mate 30, Samsung Galaxy S20 and Pixel 4 comes powered with artificial intelligence.
In fact, these phones comes with special chips for artificial intelligence processing.
iPhone 11 pro is a household name, it’s AI features are revolutionary and it’s price is fairer than usual.
Of course, we all know iPhone’s are great phones and as such they need no introduction.
But not many of us know that most of the intelligent features of these phones are powered by artificial intelligence.
When iPhone 11 pro was unveiled last year, Sissi Cao recorded on the Observer that “Apple’s new iPhone 11 pro has the first artificially intelligent camera”.
I told you, iPhone 11 pro’s AIs are revolutionary.
It is in this phone that we saw a phone with three cameras at the back, before every other phonemaker began replicating it.
The iPhone 11 pro uses Apple’s A13 Bionic chip, a smarter and faster chip that consumes less power than its predecessor.
This chip has 8.5 billion transistors, it’s has the fastest CPU & GPU of any phone. This enables its systems to function intelligently faster.
It has an amazing night mode feature which the phone automatically turn on when it detects low-lights situation. And enables you get good shots even in a low-light environment.
Not to forget it also features Siri (Apple’s AI virtual assistant), and high-end Face ID as expected.
Smartphones are also making a transition; they are transiting from smartphones to intelligent phones. And Apple with its phones are leading the way.
8. LG TVs with ThinQ
LG TVs with ThinQ are not just smart TVs, they are intelligent TVs.
These TVs can enable you access the power of AI virtual assistants on your TV while watching your favorite content.
They can also integrate well with other smart devices, enabling you control those other smart devices from your TV.
LG ThinQ is LG’s unique AI system that was developed for its smart devices, it has featured in LG’s air conditions, robot vacuums, refrigerators and washing machines among other devices.
It is a powerful system that enhances intelligent way of living.
LG TVs with AI ThinQ are adaptive and will help you enjoy the good life.
Life is Good (LG).
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Henry John is a Stock Portfolio Manager that focuses on companies developing cutting-edge technologies.
Keeping track of cutting-edge techs, companies and stocks is what I do almost everyday. And I love it. Whether it’s artificial intelligence, 5g, or autonomous vehicles; I’m all in.
I’m a self-made millionaire who made most of his money investing in technology companies while working in finance.
Yes! I owe it all to tech and finance.