Internet of things is being viewed as one of the most interesting technologies that will shape the future of humans exist. IOT promises to foster interconnectivity between devices and their users such that they understand what we humans need, our habits and as such perform tasks to make our lives easier. Already, companies are aligning their businesses in preparation for this exciting future. For instance, General Electric is already deploying millions of sensor on jet engines and power stations to automatically detect faults. Blackberry is already developing solutions that will allow companies to secure their assets and resources amidst this interconnectivity.
LG is set to make a foray into IOT with the roll-out of home appliances that embrace deep learning, one of the technologies shaping the future of IOT. LG will unveil the devices at the Consumer electronic show in 2017. LG Deep Learning allows home appliances to better understand its users using smart features such as real-time sensors and Wi-Fi connectivity. Deep Learning picks up on the user’s lifestyle patterns and stores them in the cloud. After analysing this data, it self-evolves to provide consumers with solutions that continuously improve their daily lives.
Among the devices to be launched include a robot cleaner, which recognises objects around the room and reacts differently depending on what they are. By capturing surface images of the room, the intelligent cleaner remembers obstacles and later learns to avoid them. The smart robot vacuum cleaner not only avoids objects but also generates the best cleaning route that maximises cleaning efficiency.
LG will also unveil a smart refrigerator, which by analysing lifestyle and usage patterns, the refrigerator performs a variety of convenience-enhancing actions by recognising the ins and outs of its user’s day-to-day routines. For example, the refrigerator automatically fills the ice tray based on the time of the day it is most frequently used. It also sets the optimal temperature 30 percent faster than the regular mode by considering the temperature of the stored food.
Also to be rolled out is a smart air conditioner, which will analyse the daily behaviour patterns of its users including which area of the house they are most likely to relax in and the area where users doesn’t go often. With this information, the air conditioner is able to make these important areas around the home cool and comfortable by providing fast cooling to specific areas.