Samsung Electronics Unveils Ultra-Low Energy AI Chip for Smarter Home Appliances at IFA
Samsung Electronics has announced its latest development in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) at this year’s IFA held in Berlin. The tech giant revealed that it is working on a new neural processing unit chip designed specifically for home appliances. This chip will enable these appliances to run on ultra-low energy, making them more intelligent and energy-efficient.
The ultimate goal of Samsung’s endeavor is to create smarter home appliances that can make informed decisions by analyzing their surrounding environment and studying user patterns. Yoo Mi-young, the vice president leading the home appliances division at Samsung Electronics, stated during a press briefing, The AI home appliances we envision should be closely connected with each other, and make the best decisions for users.
To achieve this vision, Samsung is also adopting generative AI technology for its voice assistant, Bixby. By integrating generative AI technology, Bixby will be able to understand natural language and remember previous conversations with users, enabling more natural and personalized interactions.
One of the main challenges faced in implementing AI technology in home appliances is the significant energy consumption. Many appliances, such as refrigerators, are used continuously for extended periods, resulting in high energy consumption. To address this, Samsung is developing an ultra-low-power chip set that can operate with under 0.1 watts of power. This chip set is expected to be commercialized and integrated into Samsung products from next year.
The introduction of this chip set and generative AI technology will greatly enhance Samsung’s home appliances by reducing pain points associated with household chores and cooking. For example, Samsung refrigerators will not only be able to identify food ingredients stored inside but also suggest recipes based on those ingredients. Additionally, they will guide users to consume the ingredients before they spoil, minimizing food waste.
Samsung’s commitment to innovation is showcased by the fact that it has already introduced AI technology into 15 of its gadgets, including stick vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, and ovens. The company’s electronic devices are supported by Tizen, a Linux-based, open-sourced web operating system, which has already connected over 15 million gadgets.
As Samsung continues its research and development efforts, it aims to provide the most personalized and optimal user experiences. With the growing adoption of AI technology, the future of home appliances looks promising, delivering more convenience and efficiency to our everyday lives.