Tizen plays a central role in Samsung's vision for the smart home. Products like the Samsung smart TVs, smart monitors, Family Hub refrigerators, etc are all powered by Tizen. The platform also has significant presence in the B2B segment where it powers different commercial solutions.
At the Samsung Developers Conference 2023 in San Francisco today, the company announced that it's going to bring Tizen to even more devices, including home appliances with a 7-inch screen. It also detailed an innovative AI solution that will enable these devices to become more intelligence.
Home AI Edge makes all appliances smarter
Tizen is being expanded to even more devices, including home appliances that have a 7-inch screen, such as smart thermostats. However, smaller devices won't have the level of computing power required to effectively support on-device AI. Samsung has been supporting on-device AI for several years now, thus allowing for more local processing of data for a faster user experience.
Samsung's answer to this limitation is the Home AI Edge technology. Home appliances that have low computing power can utilize Home AI Edge to request AI services to devices that have stronger computing resources, such as more powerful CPUs and NPUs.
This means if that the smaller appliance is unable to do all of the process itself, it can simply request that to be done by another device in the home that's more powerful. The end result being that on-device AI continues to ensure off-cloud processing, enabling all kinds of home appliances to become more intelligence.