SKT Joins Samsung AI-Based Smart Home Appliance Network
SEOUL – South Korea’s leading mobile operator, SK Telecom, has linked its core services, including ‘NUGU’, an artificial intelligence-based voice assistant service, to the network of smart home appliances from Samsung Electronics. Users can remotely control connected home appliances such as a washing machine or a digital cabinet that sprays and disinfects clothes.
Smart home networks based on the Internet of Things (IoT) and WiFi technologies help people perform household chores easily and remotely. The smart home network digital security system will notify its master if someone enters or leaves their home. Dishwashers, washing machines and other connected household appliances can be controlled remotely with smartphone apps.
SK Telecom (SKT) said its AI voice assistant now supports Samsung’s “SmartThings”, a smart home network service. SKT users can control home devices connected to a SmartThings home network using various smartphone apps, including T Map, a navigation app.
AI voice assistant speakers, also known as smart speakers, are basically the gateway to smart home networks and include voice commands to deliver information, search the web, make a phone call reservation in a restaurant. or control household appliances. Some 4.5 million smart speakers are in use.
According to the Korea Smart Home Industry Association, the South Korean smart home market was worth 20.6 trillion won ($ 17 billion) in 2020. LG Electronics has partnered with the world’s largest telecommunications services operator. country, KT, in April 2021 to link their voice assistant platforms to cooperate in the smart home platform market. In July, Hanssem, a leading national home furnishings retailer, invested three billion won in Goqual, a national IoT technology company.
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