CES 2019: Samsung Showcases the Future of Connected Living
Samsung announced how the company’s investment in AI, IoT, and 5G technologies will serve as the building blocks for its vision for Connected Living. The company also unveiled its future AI-powered robotics platforms.
“2019 is Samsung Electronics 50th anniversary, and for the last five decades, we’ve been committed to bringing meaningful innovations to consumers everywhere,” said HS Kim, President and CEO of Consumer Electronics Division, Samsung Electronics. “In 2019, we’re taking things to the next level, and leveraging our industry leadership to make our vision of Connected Living a reality.”
Since unifying the SmartThings app and introducing the SmartThings Cloud, the SmartThings ecosystem has grown significantly. The number of registered s users has grown 220 percent and app installs have increased 61 percent. The number of partners participating in this ecosystem has also grown by 44 percent. Today, consumers can enjoy SmartThings experiences with devices from top global brands like Amazon, Google, Bose, Sylvania, and Plume.
Bixby is evolving to become a scalable, open AI platform that will support more and more devices. The company announced that Bixby intelligence will be infused into its 2019 QLED and premium TVs, and smart appliances like refrigerators, washers, as well as air conditioners, mobile devices, AI speakers and more. What’s more, Bixby is expanding to a new Digital Cockpit and robotics platforms.
Samsung also announced its core AI philosophy: Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency. As it works to advance AI technology, the company is committed to ensuring the algorithms it builds are inclusive, the protection of user information and privacy are top priorities, and it’s easy for consumers to understand what the company does with their data and how it is handled.
The Korean tech giant also introduced a lineup of new innovations, all of which streamline and simplify day-to-day tasks, and offer a more personalized and unique experience for each user. In the entertainment segment, Samsung unveiled its 98” QLED 8K, it’s largest yet, adding to its 2019 lineup that features 65”, 75”, 82”, and 85” models.
In the home soultions segment, they've presented new version of Family Hub.
In a work segment, Samsung revealed a line of new products that combine productivity and flexibility to help consumers get things done more conveniently. The redesigned Notebook 9 Pro, Notebook Odyssey gaming laptop and Space Monitor all present new design and functionality.
Samsung also presented its latest development with HARMAN, showcasing its innovation in automotive technology. The Digital Cockpit 2019 offers an enhanced connected car experience focused on connectivity, personalization, and safety. In order to power tomorrow’s AI technologies, the compan emphasized that AI infrastructure must evolve to handle intelligence at the edge. For this reason, the company is working to launch a portfolio of solutions that will shape the future of intelligent devices.
The company also offered a peek into the future of Connected Living by demonstrating its latest developments in robotics platforms including the Bot Care, Bot Air, Bot Retail and GEMS. Among the robotics platforms, Samsung gave a first public demonstration of Bot Care, which helps consumers manage their daily health routines.