GE Appliances and Google partner to build “next-gen smart home appliances”
GE Appliances, a Haier company, and Google Cloud have agreed a multi-year partnership to build innovative technologies to elevate the consumer experience in the kitchen and in homes.
As GE Appliances continues to reinvent itself, it has turned to Google Cloud for its world-class expertise in data, analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to accelerate this evolution – and will integrate these capabilities into its entire appliance development process, from conception to the production line.
The two companies will work together to develop the next generation of smart appliances with Google Cloud Vision AI.
GE Appliances says it will benefit from Google Cloud’s seamless integration with other Google platforms and technologies such as Android and Google Assistant.
“As the fastest-growing appliance manufacturing company in the United States and with more than a century of industry experience, we are committed to continuing our evolution and fulfilling our promise to deliver the best appliances to our owners and customers,” said Viren Shah, Chief Data Officer of GE Appliances. “Bringing together Google and GE Appliances to co-innovate and build advanced technologies is a key driver propelling this evolution forward.”
Google Cloud will also support GE Appliances in enhancing its AI-enabled intelligent product platform, which provides appliance owners with personalised features, insights and energy-saving recommendations.
For commercial customers, GE Appliances says the platform will help manage fleets of appliances, decrease unplanned downtime, extend product life, and ultimately reduce their total cost of ownership.
“GE Appliances is an award-winning, smart home innovator that gives consumers the forward-thinking features and capabilities they want and expect,” said Dominik Wee, Managing Director, Manufacturing and Industrial at Google Cloud. “Marrying GE Appliances’ expertise in smart home appliances with Google Cloud’s data analytics and AI/ML will deliver industry-leading, innovative appliances and digital experiences that will delight consumers for years to come.”