CES 2020: Smart home systems go further with LG’s ThinQ
By V. Keller
ThinQ is more than responsive AI; it goes one step further, using deep learning to predict and play a proactive role in your life. Find out more about LG’s ThinQ technology here.
LG’s ThinQ technology has become the centerpiece of the AI world; and everyday it’s learning more about how AI can assist people in their homes and beyond to make life better.
One of our most innovative smart home systems, ThinQ can do everything from checking your wine's temperature to alerting you to an intruder in your house.
At CES 2020, ThinQ’s features were on show in a special experience room, displaying everyday products for attendants to try out for themselves. So what makes ThinQ so special? Why would you choose it over other home automation systems? Find out below.
Firstly, what is LG’s smart home technology?
A smart home system is an interconnected network set up in an apartment or a house, which allows you, the owner to control your home appliances remotely and/or by voice demand. When you purchase a smart home appliance from LG, you will have access to the LG ThinQ app, which will allow you to control your appliance from the palm of your hand, no matter where, or how far away you are.
Going a step further
The ThinQ demonstrations at CES 2020 showcased how the technology goes a step further than its counterparts, by interacting and learning with you. While you might have a smart washing machine that responds to your query with ‘yes, I will start the washing’, ThinQ will look beyond the basics. It may offer a suggestion like, ‘because there is less laundry and less pollution, I have a SpeedWash course that ends in 20 minutes.
Instead of simply saying ‘turning on the TV,’ your ThinQ might suggest some movies it knows you enjoy. If you’re cleaning, ThinQ would ask how they can help and which rooms they can assist in which won’t be in your way.
This encapsulates the aim of LG’s smart home system: to go beyond the current boundaries of AI and learn what is best for your unique situation so you can live your best life.
The line-up is getting bigger – and better
ThinQ wants to help with all the things you don’t like doing, and give you more time for what you love. In order to do that, the line-up is constantly growing, and products which have been in prototype mode in past CES exhibitions are getting closer to being available for purchase.
LG ThinQ technology is particularly fitting within five important aspects of your life.
With ThinQ, washing clothes will be less of a chore, without compromising performance, energy efficiency and fabric care. The Styler is also on hand to make sure your clothes are looking in top form, and you can check their status remotely on your phone. By understanding sensitivity to different fabrics and levels of fragility, you can be sure ThinQ will help you maintain your perfect style.
Inspired gourmet cuisine
ThinQ provides so many benefits in the kitchen, and makes cooking top class meals far easier. You can check what’s in your fridge without looking inside; easily find recipes and create shopping lists; and even order the items you need with a simple voice command. Your appliances can communicate with each other – so the fridge can inform the oven to preheat, for example – saving you time and helping you get every step of the recipe right.
Life in motion, uninterrupted
By carrying around your ThinQ phone and wearables, you can always be connected to your home so it can optimise to suit your schedule. You can enjoy convenience, security, energy savings and more, even if you’re always on the go.
It’s great that ThinQ makes life easier, but it also makes life a lot more fun. LG OLED TVs are equipped with ThinQ technology and can do everything from booking holidays to choosing your favourite movies and even ordering food with simple voice control. Everything you want can be accessed through your TV, and all you have to do is tell your magic remote.
Opening up to the world
By having open partnerships with the likes of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, ThinQ can offer something for everyone. AI is too big for one company to own everything, and LG wants to share this technology – after all, this is all of our futures and we should shape it together.
This commitment to openness means that ThinQ can be more convenient, fulfil more of your needs and respond to your daily challenges quickly and efficiently.
ThinQ smart home at CES 2020
Come and see LG at CES and experience the ThinQ smart home system for yourself! You can also take a look at the futuristic LG SIGNATURE Rollable TV and more. If you can’t make it, check back with LG Magazine for more updates on all the great products on show.