Samsung to apply smart features to all home appliances by 2020
SEOUL-- Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it plans to apply smart features, such as Internet-of-Things (IoT) and voice recognition, to all of its home appliances lineup by 2020.
The South Korean tech giant said it has been making efforts to prepare for what it calls "the era of smart homes," announcing it will introduce details of its vision during the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2017 slated for next month.
Samsung said its vision aims to establish a platform where home appliances connect each other through artificial-intelligence programs. The company added it plans to have a "Samsung Connect" application to control all home appliances through the cloud computing technology.
The company said 130 products can be linked to Samsung Connect, and the scope of the service will expand down the road.
"AI, voice recognition, cloud and IoT-related technologies will develop faster than our expectations," the company said. "Samsung will seek to have such technology development bring meaningful changes to consumers' everyday lives and expand the industry's ecosystem."
Source: Yonhap News Agency