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AI can help families reduce arguments and handle domestic tasks

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Artificial intelligence can handle many of the household tasks which often cause tensions to mount, says professional matchmaker, author and life coach Paul C Brunson.

Paul – who co-hosts ‘Celebs Go Dating’ and ‘Married at First Sight UK’ – says common flashpoints such as leaving lights on, can be eliminated through AI-enabled tech, which allows you to view a 3D map of your home and control your connected devices from your phone.

Similarly, there are fridges which can manage ‘use by dates’ – negating debates about food going off – and tech which can even undertake chores like vacuuming.

His insight follows research of 2,000 people who live with others found people typically have two disagreements-a-day lasting roughly three minutes each – adding up to 45 minutes per week, 39 hours per year. That’s the equivalent of 26 football matches.

The study, commissioned to mark the launch of Samsung UK’s new campaign: ‘You and AI. As One’, which shows their AI-enabled products working in unison to bring balance to modern family life – helping families with their everyday chores.

The top family stressors which make eyes’ roll include not turning lights off (28%), slacking on chores (24%), and the classic ‘leaving things on the floor’ (23%). But despite these ingredients for frayed nerves, only 8% said they have utilised AI to help them with tasks around the home.

One in four think AI could be the peacekeeper in their household squabbles and would help reduce the number of disagreements they had with others in their home. Turning off lights (19%), devices which can control energy usage (17%), and fridges that warn about expiring food (15%) are the top tech developments people think could help reduce tensions.

Paul C Brunson said the rise in AI-enabled tech should be embraced more widely – and could lead to happier households as a result. He said: “Household arguments are a normal part of everyday life. But I think we can all agree that it’d be best to reduce or avoid them where possible.

“Having open and honest communication is key, and can be helped by having regular family meetings to air our feelings. But the rise in AI tech could be revolutionary in ending disagreements – at the minute, it’s such an underutilised tool.”

The poll found 87% agreed their tiffs are trivial, whilst 65% agreed the occasional spirited debate was needed to clear the air every now and then. More than a quarter (28%) pointed the finger at their partner for disputes, while 26% admitted they were the main troublemakers. And 36% proudly declared themselves as household peacekeeper – and just 17% said it was their partner, according to the OnePoll figures.

Paul C Brunson added: “AI is not only giving us back valuable time in our day, but essentially giving us peace of mind and less tension in the household.”

Deborah Honig, of Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland, said: “AI-powered products are designed to work in harmony with you and your family, lending a helping hand when you need it most. It’s like having an extra pair of hands to vacuum the floor after a morning of wonderfully messy play. The pace of modern life is often fast and furious.”

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