Posted 11th January

Samsung aims ‘to make all products IoT-ready by 2020’

By KBBDaily on 11th January 2018 - 15:40pm

Samsung Electronics has outlined its plans to make all of its products Internet of Things – IoT – ready by 2020 at the current Consumer Electronics Show – CES – 2018, taking place in Las Vegas until the 12th January.

The company said it will “unite” its IoT applications – including Samsung Connect, Smart Home and Smart View – in to its SmartThings app “to connect and control any SmartThings-enabled device directly from their phone, TV, or car from a single application” in the spring.

Samsung – which spent more than $14bn on research and development in 2017 – created a new AI centre as part of its Samsung Research unit. The AI centre includes four labs in Cambridge, Toronto, Montreal and Russia.

At CES, Samsung has outlined how its new Family Hub refrigerators offer a “wide range of smart features”, including the ability to synchronise food storage with meal preparation, as well as voice command, with the refrigerators “able to recognise individual voices of family members and give personalised information such as news and calendar updates”.

“At Samsung, we believe IoT should be as easy as flipping a switch,” said Hyunsuk Kim, president and head of Samsung’s consumer electronics division and Samsung Research. “With the new products and services announced, we’re making IoT easier and more seamless.

“We’re committed to accelerating IoT adoption for everyone and making all Samsung connected devices intelligent by 2020. These advancements will help consumers realize the benefits of a seamless and simple connected life.”

Pictured left to right: Yoon Lee, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics America; and Joe Stinziano, executive vice president of Samsung Electronics America

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