Published on December 21st, 2016 | by The GC Team0
LG to unveil ‘deep learning technology’ at CES 2017
LG Electronics today said it is set to deliver an unparalleled level of performance and convenience for the home by incorporating ‘deep learning technology’ in a number of its appliances.
The technology enables home appliances to gather and study consumers’ lifestyle patterns in an ongoing process that improves over time. It will be introduced at CES in Las Vegas in January.
Using multiple sensors and deep learning technology, LG’s newest robot vacuum cleaner will recognise objects around the room and react accordingly. By capturing surface images of the room, the intelligent cleaner remembers obstacles and learns to avoid them over time. The appliance can tell the difference between a human being and a chair, and while it will simply manoeuvre around the chair the obstructing person will be asked to move out of the way.
LG’s deep learning also enhances the convenience that the brand’s smart refrigerator delivers to consumers by analysing usage patterns and performing a variety of tasks, such as automatically filling the ice tray at the time of the day when cold drinks are most in demand, after predicting the family’s activities based on past behaviour. In hot weather, the smart refrigerator can initiate a 4-stage sterilisation system to extend the life of food when it senses temperature and humidity conditions that may contribute to spoilage.
LG’s smart air conditioner with deep learning technology analyses households’ daily living patterns including the parts of the home most occupied at certain times throughout the day. The information enables the unit to assess how to provide the most comfortable temperatures quickly and efficiently, providing fast cooling to specific areas of the home on a daily basis.
This new technology will help LG’s washing machine learn about the local environment and the user’s everyday activities in order to provide the optimum wash performance. For example, in areas with hard water the appliance adjusts the water temperature and the amount of water used to counter the effects of excessive calcium carbonate on garments. In areas where dust storms are common, the machine automatically adds another rinse cycle.
“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,” said Song Dae-hyun, president of LG Electronics and Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company.
“But even more important than what appliances are capable of will be how companies behave when entrusted with data. At LG, we believe performance and convenience do not mean having to sacrifice security and privacy. They can and should exist simultaneously.”
LG’s advanced deep learning appliances will be on display at CES 2017, January 5-8, Booth #11100 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre.