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More and More Consumer Electronics Products Come with AI Features
AI-based Home Appliances
More and More Consumer Electronics Products Come with AI Features
  • By Cho Jin-young
  • April 6, 2018, 04:30
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AI–applied home appliances are getting popular in South Korea with non-major makers joining the race.
AI–applied home appliances are getting popular in South Korea with non-major makers joining the race.

 

On April 5, LG Electronics released three new side-by-side Dios refrigerators with enhanced artificial intelligence (AI) features. The products are characterized by detecting in real time refrigerator use patterns, surrounding temperature and humidity, and so on.

These days, LG Electronics is promoting the DeepThinQ as an IoT platform focusing on openness. The company is working with Google, Amazon, Naver and so on in the field of AI and recently unveiled OLED TVs and air conditioners incorporating the Google Assistant.

Samsung Electronics, in the meantime, launched a washing machine equipped with its AI platform Bixby this month. This product recommends the best washing methods for different types of clothes by means of voice recognition. Samsung Electronics already applied the Bixby to its refrigerators, air conditioners and QLED TVs. The company is planning to apply smart features like AI-based voice recognition to all of its consumer electronics products by 2020.

This trend is not limited to major corporations like Samsung and LG. For instance, SK Magic also released air purifiers and electric ranges incorporating AI and the Internet of Things (IoT). Carrier’s latest Aero Jet air conditioners interwork with SK Telecom’s AI speaker Nugu.