Earlier this year, we talked about LG’s voice controlled air conditioner. And, now with CES 2014 in the near horizon, the Korean electronic giant is about to introduce an entire range of smart home appliances which can be controlled via a remote medium.
This advanced series will be based upon the technology of Natural Language Processing (NLP). This will allow the users to communicate (with), control and monitor the appliances through their smartphones. The remarkable scope will utilize the mobile messaging application of LINE, which is already available across major mobile platforms. The list includes Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry devices.
Christened as the HomeChat service, LG touts the whole communication ambit to have a pretty easy learning curve. The interactive mode will encompass appliances like smart washing machines, smart air conditioners, smart refrigerators and even smart ovens.
The company has also showcased an example of how the appliance can be controlled remotely. If you are going out for the weekend, you can inform your refrigerator about your plans. The fridge then asks you the crucial question – ‘should I convert to vacation mode?’ Now, according to your answer, the appliance will change its mode and correspondingly send you real time updates.
The series of smart appliances and the HomeChat service will be showcased in CES 2014, which will take place in Las Vegas from January 7th to 10th.