LG unveils technology that allows users to chat with their smart home appliances

LG unveils technology that allows users to chat with their smart home appliances

Wanna chat with your fridge or oven? No problem – LG has you covered.

Samsung isn’t the only company working to make our homes smarter; LG wants a piece of the action as well, and has announced a cool service that will allow users to chat with their smart home appliances. The best part – the so called HomeChat uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology and popular mobile messaging app LINE to make these chats seamless, requiring zero learning curve.

2014 LG smart appliance owners will be able to control all their compatible appliances using HomeChat on a single device, for a level of convenience never experienced before. Simply texting “I’m going on vacation” in HomeChat will result in the automatic response, “Should I convert to vacation mode?” which when replied in the affirmative, will turn on the refrigerator’s power-saving mode, set the robotic vacuum cleaner to sweep the floor at 09:00 every day and set the washing machine to run a wash cycle on the day before your return. Available initially in English and Korean with more languages in the pipeline.

Sounds awesome and somewhat scary at the same time. I know I would want this kind of high-tech home, but I’m sure we’ll wait for another year or so before this technology takes off, big time. How do you like it?

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