As the world continues to become more and more digitally connected, artificial intelligence (AI) has been a major factor in transforming the way that we live, work, and play. While AI has been driving innovation through high-tech corporate applications, there are plenty of ways that the average person can take advantage of artificial intelligence even in day-to-day mundane tasks.
In today’s blog, we’ll explore several of the most unusual yet helpful ways that average families can make the most of time and energy with the help of AI tools.
1. AI for Meal Planning
Yes, you read that correctly. Meal planning! One of the most significant challenges of managing a home, particularly for large families, is meal planning. With busy schedules and limited time, it can be difficult to plan nutritious and delicious meals that everyone in the family will enjoy. Did you know that you can use tools like ChatGPT or other AI language models to create a customized meal plan for you? After providing a detailed explanation of the meals that your family typically enjoys, dietary restrictions, budget constraints, and any preferences, you can have AI create a full meal plan and even a grocery shopping list for your weekly meals.
This is where AI can make a difference. Using an AI-powered chatbot like ChatGPT, you can create a meal plan for the week based on your dietary preferences, budget, and schedule. This is an excellent way to not only streamline a hectic daily chore but also allow for more creativity in the meals that you create with only a few clicks.
2. AI as a Personal Assistant
Not everyone can swing hiring a dedicated personal assistant to help wrangle the chaos of everyday life, but with smart AI devices like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, you keep track of your to-do list, set reminders, and manage your schedule with ease. With voice-activated commands, you can ask your personal assistant to set a reminder for your next meeting, create an alarm for taking vitamins or exercising, or play your favorite music on a schedule.
These AI-based personal assistants can also help you control any other smart devices in your home, such as lights, thermostats, and security cameras. With a simple voice command, you can turn off the lights, adjust the temperature, or check who is at the door.
3. AI for Cleaning Your Home
No matter where you live – whether a rented room or an entire multi-level home – we all typically are responsible for some level of cleaning, organizing, and generally keeping our space tidy. While AI can’t exactly sort through piles of junk mail or dust your blinds for you, artificial intelligence offers several highly underrated ways to support your home cleaning routines.
Using ChatGPT or similar software, you can have the AI create a detailed cleaning schedule based on your other commitments and your unique space. By providing ChatGPT with information about your home, your typical schedule, and the cleaning tasks that you’d like to get done, the AI can create an optimized schedule with time slots for completing each task. This way you only need to worry about knocking out each task – making the bed, vacuuming the floor, cleaning the microwave, etc. – rather than stressing about when you’ll fit them into your day.
If you want to take this one step further, AI can help you actually tackle the cleaning if you choose to invest in smart robot vacuums or mops. Some of the most advanced versions of these robotic cleaning tools can even map out your entire home and clean different areas of the house based on a schedule of your choosing.
AI as the Ultimate Home Manager
Just about everyone could use some support in the running and managing of their home, and AI offers unparalleled potential for little to no cost to you! Whether through planning your homemaking activities or scheduling out responsibilities, don’t miss out on some of the most practical ways to bring this new technology closer to home!