LG Electronics said Monday it has rolled out attachable smart sensors and a device that can turn conventional home appliances into connected smart devices. As the
nation’s second-largest electronics maker focuses on extending the coverage of its smart home technologies to outdated home appliances, expectations are that the smart device can be upgraded to
support more diverse controls based on voice recognition technologies and compete with artificial intelligence-based systems such as Google Home’s Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa’s
Echo. With the SmartThinQ Sensor and SmartThinQ Hub, the nation’s second-largest electronics maker pledged to continue to invest in the smart home business to launch more
upgraded smart technologies. “We will lead the era of converged home appliances by providing differentiated smart home services that make users’ lives more
convenient,” LG Electronics’ home appliance business division president Cho Sung-jin said.
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