Leslie Horn of Gizmodo reports, “LG has a new messaging service that lets you tell all of your appliances—from washing machines to ovens—what you need them to do. The service was announced at the company’s CES press conference, and should go into effect in the next few months with the release of the LG’s newest line of smart appliances. Say you need to turn your oven on or you need to stop the dryer. Message via Home Chat and you can get these things done. It uses natural language processing to understand what you’re saying to your smart appliances in a text message. You don’t have to use commands—just speak naturally. So in terms of real-world application, you can text the washer and ask ‘what are you doing?’ and it’ll say ‘spin cycle’ or whatever it’s up to. Or you can check with your fridge to see what’s inside, instead of forgetting something at the grocery store. It’s just like texting with your machines.” Read more
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In the fall Google updated its Google TV platform to Version 3.0, touting features like its new Voice Search. This week, expect to hear about a slew of new products with the technology onboard launching at the CES show in Las Vegas.
Google recently reported on its Google TV blog that new partners added to its Google TV list include Asus, Hisense, and TCL. LG, Sony, Vizio and others will have refreshes of their set-top boxes, integrated TVs, and IPTV boxes with the latest Google TV platform on board.
Consumers that buy into these offerings also will be increasing their exposure to Google’s Knowledge Graph. The Google TV platform’s advanced voice control for changing channels or finding content of personal interest to watch (live or via Internet streaming), its new programming guide app, and its other smarts deliver results with the help of the vendor’s own Knowledge Graph, according to GIGAOM. With the Knowledge Graph, search queries run against a database of entities and relationships — it’s the search engine’s way of, as Google says, understanding “things, not strings.”