2018 saw the introduction of minor voice recognition capabilities for smart printers and multifunction printers.
With Amazon Alexa we saw the video where a user asked a printer for a status before releasing a print job.
In 2019 the focus will be on smart office technology services which will boost artificial intelligence. The implementation will depend on partnerships with companies like Google and Amazon.
But its not only the printers which will become smarter, the software managing printers will become much more intelligent, helping users to get more done in less time.