Life’s Good (LG), a global leader in smart home appliances, has adopted Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve the user experience of their Internet of Things (IoT) products. LG’s goal is to develop intelligent solutions that coexist with humans and the environment. In line with this, LG has incorporated technologies such as LG ThinQ for smart home solutions, LG ThinQ UP for appliances that are personalized to the user’s preferences, AI DD for the next generation of smart washing machines, and IBM Quantum Network for utilizing the revolutionary power of quantum computing for Next Gen appliances of the future.
LG ThinQ is an LG brand of smart and connected appliances that can be operated via voice commands or a smartphone app. ThinQ platform aims to use AI-powered technologies such as such as ChatGPT and AI-based voice ID to provide an even smarter, more personalized home experience.
The ThinQ app allows customers to remotely control LG appliances from their smartphones, allowing them to monitor all of their devices from virtually any location. For instance, you can monitor the progress of your laundry cycle, check when the water filters in your refrigerator need to be replaced, and send cooking instructions to your oven. You may also operate your air conditioner, vacuum, and other smart equipment while you’re out and about.
ThinQ devices can be controlled by Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. For example, “Hey Google, pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees” or “Alexa, start the dishwasher” are both valid commands.
ThinQ is compatible with Google Calendar, a plethora of third-party apps, and connected car services, allowing it to present consumers with a variety of useful, often accessed information via a single app.
Additionally, LG has connected numerous IoT devices via Matter, resulting in a hub where customers can easily manage Matter-certified appliances and devices from LG via the ThinQ app. LG now supports the majority of Matter devices, including lights and sensors, and will continue to extend connectivity with other items.
Furthermore, LG ThinQ appliances employ real-time usage data to generate useful reports, maintenance reminders, and proactive warnings, allowing you to keep your appliances working smoothly while saving you time and money. LG ThinQ appliances, for example, may distribute detergent in increments to improve cleaning, refrigerators can alter the interior light brightness level at night, and dishwashers can establish a dry-only cycle when a wash is not required.
LG ThinQ UP
LG ThinQ UP home appliances can evolve to match each user’s particular taste and lifestyle needs, and they can be regularly upgraded with downloadable capabilities via the ThinQ app. LG ThinQ UP 2.0 redefines personalization by continuously adjusting product performance and service options to users’ particular preferences throughout the customer journey. Unlike typical devices with fixed features and specs, ThinQ UP-compatible appliances allow for the addition of new functions over time.
LG’s AI DD
AI DD is an abbreviation for Artificial Intelligence Direct Drive. AI DD in an LG washing machine employs AI technology and refers to a database of wash motions; the washing machine then examines the load characteristics and determines the optimal option for a thorough clean with little clothing wear.
To measure the load, AI DD employs four sensors: a weight sensor, a hall sensor, an acceleration sensor, and a turbidity sensor. The weight sensor determines the weight of the laundry, the hall sensor determines the motor’s speed and direction, the acceleration sensor determines the vibration of the drum, and the turbidity sensor determines the quality of the water.
To give the most optimized washing cycle, AI DD also leverages big data on twenty thousand pieces of information connected to washer usage and applies settings based on the volume and delicateness of the clothing in each load of laundry.
You no longer have to worry about selecting the appropriate wash cycle or setting for your clothes with AI DD. AI DD will do it automatically for you.
The future: LG and IBM Quantum Network
Quantum computing is the next frontier in technology, and LG is staying ahead of the competition by exploring such potential breakthroughs and improvements in AI. LG Electronics joined the IBM Quantum Network in January 2022 to investigate the uses of quantum computing for AI, IoT, connected cars, and robotics. LG Electronics now has access to IBM’s quantum computing platforms and experts thanks to its collaboration with IBM Quantum Network. LG can use quantum computing hardware, software, and applications as they arise with IBM Quantum.