It’s not hard to imagine where the smart home industry will be in the next few years. Science-fiction writers have been doing that for over a century. It’s another thing, however, to understand what needs to be done to get there.

This article will explore what original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) need to know about the future of smart home design in order to develop compelling smart devices. From the role that artificial intelligence and machine learning play in enabling new capabilities, to how those new capabilities come with new vulnerabilities and the need for security to protect users, devices, and OEMs.