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Providing energy conservation services becomes a hot research topic because more and more people attach importance to environmental protection. This research proposes a framework that consists of four process models: appliance recognition, activity-appliances model, unattended appliances detection, and energy conservation service. Appliance recognition model can recognizes the operating states of appliances from raw sensing data of electric power. An activity-appliances model has been built to associate activities with appliances according to the data of Open Mind Common Sense Project. Using the relationship between activities can help to detect unattended appliances, which are consuming electric power but not take part in the resident's activities. After obtain information of appliance operating states and unattended appliances, residents can receive energy conservation services for notifying the energy consumption information. Finally, the experimental results show that dynamic Baysian network approach can achieve higher than 92% accuracy for appliance recognition. Data of activity-appliances model shows most appliances are strong activity-related.

Samsung Bixby to Expand


Recall Samsung's acquisition of Harman-Kardon for advanced audio. Expect to hear much more of this Samsung to expand Bixby, voice recognition features to more smart home appliances by 2020 By Deidre Richardson For four consecutive quarters up through May, Samsung has dominated the home appliances market. With the announcement of the Galaxy Note 8 and its expanded Bixby capabilities such as Quick Commands (using small phrases to perform multiple actions simultaneously), as well as the global rollout of Bixby voice in English to over 200 countries earlier this week, Samsung is making a firm statement: that its Bixby AI, whether you want it or not, is here to stay.

Chinese start-up on track to deliver artificial intelligence-on-a-chip


Mainland Chinese start-up Horizon Robotics, founded by the former head of online search giant Baidu's Institute of Deep Learning, claims it is on pace to bring chips with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) technology to market. "General processors are too slow for AI functions. A dedicated chip will dramatically increase the speed of these functions," Yu Kai, the founder and chief executive of Horizon Robotics told the South China Morning Post. Founded in Beijing in July, Horizon Robotics is developing chips and software that attempt to mimic how the human brain solves abstract tasks, such as voice and image recognition, that are difficult for regular computer programmes. It also makes sensors for smart devices.

Kakao to sync AI platform with Samsung smart appliances


Kakao's AI platform will be synced with Samsung Electronics' home appliances to create new services, the companies have said. Kakao I will be used to order from Samsung's refrigerators and control its washing machines and air conditioners, among others, via chat app KakaoTalk and AI speaker Kakao Mi. Users will be able to remotely turn on air conditioners from their car for example, Kakao said, which will be the first service the two cooperate on. The capability will evolve to enable users to make simple orders to activate multiple tasks at once, the companies said. Later, air purifiers, air conditioners, and robot cleaners will automatically turn off or on depending on the user's movement patterns at home.

LG SmartThinQ: Smart Appliances for a Smart Connected Home


Boost your home's IQ with state-of-the-art SmartThinQ appliances from LG. This innovative smart home technology will change the way you run your home, while taking the efficiency and convenience of your LG appliances to new heights. Now you can create a truly connected home, including your kitchen, living room, laundry room and more--and control it all in the palm of your hand! Imagine using your smartphone to pre-heat the oven before you leave work, or to make a fresh batch of ice before company arrives. Forget to turn on that load of dirty clothes in the washer?