LG advances smart home appliances with AI deep-learning technology

Artificial intelligence and neural network has been a popular term in gadgets and electronic industry this year. Apart assisting our daily lives through voice assistant like Siri and Google voice search, artificial intelligence is now implemented by car makers such as Tesla (and Google) to promote autonomous driving. All of the advancement of artificial intelligence is by a deep learning process which is based on interaction and feedback received by its user, and the process continuously advance itself over time.

LG, the Korean smartphone and electronic appliances maker now implement AI deep learning technology onto modern household appliances from fridge to AC to enhance and ease user in the operation.

Deep learning technology is the next phase in the evolution of smart appliances, and as an industry leader, we have the responsibility of being an early mover, But even more important than the advanced capabilities of these appliances will be how companies behave when entrusted with data of this nature. At LG, we believe performance and convenience do not mean having to sacrifice security and privacy. They can and should exist simultaneously

Song Dae-hyun, president of LG Electronics and Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company

Let’s see what how LG implement deep-learning technology to these robots in our live.

Robot Cleaner: Improved Performance Through Memory

The LG’s newest robot vacuum cleaner will recognize objects around the room and react accordingly with the sensor advanced by deep learning technology. The sensor captures surface image and remember potential obstacles to avoid them. It even recognizes electrical wires and slippers so they don’t end up jamming the roller brush and requiring human extraction assistance. It is able to difference between a human and a chair and asks the obstructing person to kindly move out of the way whereas it will simply maneuver around a chair.

Refrigerator: Smarter Convenience

With the new LG Refrigerator enhanced by deep learning technology, you shouldn’t have worries on the food expiration. The refrigerator also analyze usage and eating patterns and predict users behavior, such as automatically filling the ice tray at the time of the day when cold drinks are most in demand. In the summer, LG’s smart refrigerator can initiate the 4-stage sterilization system on its own to extend food life when it senses temperature and humidity conditions that may contribute to food spoilage.

Air Conditioner: Even Better Energy Saving And Performance

LG’s smart air conditioner equipped with LG deep learning technology analyzes the daily behavior patterns of its homeowners, including the parts of the home most occupied at certain times throughout the day. Thus, the air conditioner can assess the most efficient and quickest way to provide cooling to different and specific areas.

Washing Machine: Optimal Performance In Any Situation

The new technology helps LG’s washing machine learn about the local environment and the user’s everyday activities in order to provide the optimal washing performance. For example, in areas where the water contains excessive calcium carbonate, LG’s smart washing machine adjusts the water temperature and the amount of water used to counter the effects of hard water on clothes. In areas where dust storms are common, the washing machine automatically adds another rinse cycle for even cleaner clothes.