Google Cloud and GE Appliances (GEA) have signed a multi-year deal to collaborate on producing smart home appliances. The companies aren’t interested in simply polishing up and re-releasing existing smart appliances. Instead, they aim to incorporate Google Cloud’s worldwide command of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data analytics to completely revamp the line of GE smart appliances. Here are some of the changes that could be coming to customers’ homes in the next few years.
Expect smooth and intuitive Google platform integrations.
Haven’t you always wished you could access Gmail from your fridge? Joking aside, Google platform integrations could bring a wealth of new capabilities you aren’t used to seeing in your smart home lineup. Change settings for all your smart kitchen appliances in one convenient Android app with all of the intuitive features and security you expect from Google, or use Google Assistant to manage your whole system without reaching for your phone. The market has been waiting for a smoothly integrated product line of Google smart appliances, and this new partnership aims to deliver on that potential.
Your smart home devices are about to get smarter.
The full benefits of AI have not yet been realized in the field of consumer electronics. In the near future, smart home appliance users should look for enhancements in personalization and efficiency due to more intelligent and useful insights. Ultimately, better AI should also result in fewer issues with device networks and a significant decrease in product issues and downtime. These improvements scale up exponentially for commercial users who rely on AI-driven devices to manage large systems of appliances.
Similarly, manufacturers of these devices also stand to benefit from better AI. With more useful data on device usage flooding back to their research departments, smart device manufacturers can tailor their products that much more efficiently toward what their customers need and want.
Google Cloud and GEA want to give you the best of both worlds.
There are few company names more synonymous with functionality and convenience than GE and Google. Both have made their way into the homes of millions or even billions of consumers worldwide and have helped people live more modern lives. Now, a partnership between the two corporations will combine their ingenuity and creativity and focus it toward developing cutting-edge, potentially game-changing solutions for smart home customers.