SEOUL -- LG Electronics joined hands with South Korea's top telecom company KT to interlink their artificial intelligence voice assistant hub platforms for cooperation in the smart home platform market. They have already combined their research and development capabilities for the creation of an AI model that could prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
In a joint statement on April 6, KT and LG said they have successfully verified the interlinking of their AI service hub platforms using a smart home management system called "Smart Mirror," a digital mirror that also works as a semi-transparent display showcased in 2020.
The smart display was applied to LG's refrigerator models. "Because LG's Smart Mirror is a versatile platform that can be applied to any surface including home appliances, it will become a convenient and effective smart home hub," KT's PR manager Kim Jung-jun told Aju Business Daily.
"Through a commercialized service, customers will be able to control home appliances and use AI voice assistant services with Smart Mirror connected to a home internet of things (IoT) network," Kim said, adding users can control and manage IoT smart home devices while voice assistant features manage schedules.
According to the Korea Association of Smart Home, an association of smart home service operators, South Korea's smart home market would reach 31 trillion won ($27.5 billion) in 2025. Some 2.8 million people use KT's GiGA Genie voice assistant speakers. ThinQ was a key feature of LG's flagship smartphones.
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