these guys are definitely on to something. I would say this coupled with Dolby Surround Upmixer or Auro3D style upmixer would be nice.
In the end, these would be my goals for the "perfect system":
a) high channel count like the Trinnov Altitude (in excess of most people's channel needs)
b) NO need to change surround field mode or push any button for DSP related functions ... EVER. This should all be automated via the AI concept or through pre configured options per each type of sound field. As it stands now, I NEVER go and change sound fields on the Altitude despite having the option to do so.
c) MULTIPLE ways to do power and volume control - IP control, IR control, Apple Homekit, GOogle home, Alexa control, etc.
d) source control would ideally switch as automatically as possible, but with the future of streaming, I am going to bet that most people are going to be on ONE consolidated source like the Apple TV.
e) multiple ways to activate a TV or projector should always be included as well. CEC was a good idea but often doesn't setup well depending on the situation.
For me, the ideal receiver device is one that you really never even look at, touch, or even need a separate remote for.
I currently walk in, verbal command lights and system power on/off. I use apple remote to take care of volume (via IR/repeater), and do all browsing using the IR remote. voice commands activate my altitude/projector/screen via triggers.
I have always liked the built in automation amenities that Yamaha/marantz/denon/integra that are often missing in "higher end" devices. One example is native airplay 2 where your audio input source would automatically switch based on a new signal being played via airplay. These manufacturers do a decent job keeping these automation features consistent from model to model and generation to generation.
I will be nice to see all products become compatible with ALL the new home automation schemes from silicon valley organizations.