By Prince Osuagwu
AS Artificial Intelligence, AI, gains ground in the ICT space, it becomes clearer that a new way of service provision is in the offing. A new technology like robotics is tipped to have a massive impact on consumers in the decades to come.
Already some consumers have confessed they prefer interacting with machines. So it is only a matter of time before they become affordable and accessible to the average household. The explosion of accessibility will result in a wide range of different models for almost every conceivable purpose. No matter how they are implemented, robots and automated systems will be a vital part of the future city.
Meanwhile, product manufacturers are not oblivious to this fact. They apparently have come to understand that the emergence of smart home technology has totally altered dialogue about the role of technology around living rooms. Technology has advanced to a level that it now communicates and get individual components connected to guarantee efficiency and greater optimization in the home.
For instance, home equipment manufacturer, LG Electronics says its new product, the Hub robot, is a very good example of technology that can address the concerns of an entire smart home and city together, under a single user -friendly interface.
Amazon Alexa’s voice recognition technology easily allows the robot to connect to other smart LG home appliances, bringing them under a single streamlined ecosystem.
Managing Director, LG Electronics West Africa operations, Mr. Taeick Son said: “The future is here with us therefore we must fully embrace technological advancement that is sustainable and can seamlessly fit into a smart city life for consumers. We will continue to ensure that our innovative products are in line with the master plan for an ideal smart future city.”
He also said the company’s range of OLED signage solutions offers the ideal package for future city planners looking to liven up public areas with interactive displays. In addition to offering the highly accurate picture quality that has made OLED famous, these screens are both flexible and dual-sided. This means that there will be less wasted space and installers will get more of an impact per panel. These adaptive OLED screens can be tailor made for any location.