Samsung demonstrated how the company’s investments and its leading positions in the field of artificial intelligence, the Internet of things and 5th generation technologies will be the basis for the development of the concept of a “networked lifestyle” – Connected Living.
In addition, the company presented its future artificial intelligence-based robotics platforms that can be used to solve everyday tasks, for example, helping older people to independently perform medical procedures and monitor their health.
“In 2019, Samsung Electronics is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, and over the years we remain committed to creating meaningful innovation for consumers everywhere,” said HS Kim, President and Head of Consumer Electronics, Samsung Electronics. – In 2019, we move to a new level and use our leading position in the industry in order to implement our concept of “Network lifestyle”.
At the core of Samsung’s “Network Lifestyle” philosophy is the concept of the so-called “Thinking Intellect” – when the technologies of the Internet of Things, 5G networks and artificial intelligence work together on a wide variety of devices, allowing you to create an integrated user experience. At its press conference today at CES in Las Vegas, the company explained how advances in these core technologies help it innovate across the entire product portfolio.
Since the unification of the SmartThings application and the launch of the SmartThings Cloud, the SmartThings ecosystem has grown significantly. The number of registered SmartThings users increased by 220%, and the number of installed applications increased by 61%. The number of ecosystem partners also increased – by 44%. Today, consumers can work with the SmartThings ecosystem using devices from leading global brands such as Amazon, Google, Bose, Sylvania and Plume.
Samsung has used its leading position in the telecommunications industry to achieve significant success in the development of 5G networks and make this technology a reality for users. Samsung is the largest patent holder in ETSI , and as of November 2018, it has registered more than 2,000 important patents in the field of 5G networks. Samsung is the first company in the world to obtain permission from the Federal Communications Commission in the United States (FCC) to use its commercial equipment for 5G networks. The company’s technologies and equipment are used to commercialize 5G home and mobile networks by the largest operators in the United States and in Korea, with additional tests currently underway in Europe and Asia. Samsung is also actively working to make the 5G network accessible to users and intends to introduce a 5G smartphone in the first half of 2019.
Samsung believes that the greatest benefit from artificial intelligence is achieved through democratization and the spread of solutions based on it. To this end, the company has opened seven global centers that develop artificial intelligence technologies and introduces these unique innovations into their products and services. In order for Samsung to have access to the best and most advanced solutions in this area, the Samsung NEXT division and the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC) Center for Samsung have invested in more than 20 artificial intelligence startups over the past five years.
The Bixby platform was created as a more convenient and “smart” way to control your Galaxy smartphone. Today it is turning into a scalable open platform based on artificial intelligence, which will support more and more new devices. The company announced that Bixby intelligence will now be built into the new QLED and premium TVs of the 2019 model year, smart home appliances – for example, refrigerators, washing machines, as well as air conditioners, mobile devices, speakers with artificial intelligence and in other products. Moreover, Bixby will be used in the digital saloon of new cars (in the Digital Cockpit platform) and in robotics platforms.
Uber, Ticketmaster and others use Bixby to make their services more intelligent. Today, Samsung announced that the iHeartRadio app has become the company’s new partner. And Bixby will continue to evolve as new partners, such as Google, join the ecosystem.
Samsung also spoke about its basic principles in the field of artificial intelligence: justice (Fairness), accountability (Accountability) and transparency (Transparency).
Samsung also introduced a number of innovations that are designed to optimize and simplify the implementation of everyday tasks and offer an even more personalized, unique experience for each user, and in the form in which it can makes Samsung only.