Song Dae-hyun, president of Home Appliance & Air Solution at LG Electronics (left), and Choi Sang-gyu, the head of the company’s Korean marketing division, introduce the Dual Whisen air conditioner equipped with the company’s AI technology Deep ThinQ at the company headquarters in western Seoul [Photo by Kim Ho-young]
LG Electronics on Monday unveiled an artificial intelligence (AI)-controlled air conditioner that learns and adapts to its surroundings to send cool air where it thinks it should, the first commercial application after it announced it would become an early mover in deep learning technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas early this month.
The Dual Whisen air conditioner is equipped with a so-called Smart Care feature based on Deep ThinQ, which can learn users’ habits and about its surroundings.
“LG will lead the global market for premium air conditioners with its AI technology to understand consumers and convergence air solution technology that can be used all year around,” said Song Dae-hyun, president of Home Appliance & Air Solution (H&A) at LG Electronics.
Smart Care has a camera that can detect humans, making it possible for the machine to distinguish a space with people from an empty space. The machine with a database of 500,000 photos containing all different types of interiors takes a photo of the new environment for the first two weeks to compare with the existing data in order to understand under what circumstances its users are and decides on its own how much space to cool and whether it should use air conditioning or ventilation or activate air-purification modes, the company said.
By Lee Dong-in
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