Most of the top smartphone app including Siri on Apple phones and Cortana on Windows phones cannot help you if you raise an alert to them that you are raped, want to commit suicide, feel depressed or are being abused, researchers have revealed. Tech giant Microsoft and large equipment manufacturer Liebherr are collaborating on a new generation of smart refrigerators that would help in shopping and planning meals with intelligent food management. “As part of the Liebherr household appliances division’s digital initiative, the duo would develop ‘SmartDeviceBox’ — a communication module which fits into refrigerators and freezers — connecting them to the internet,” T.J. Hazen, Principal Data Scientist Manager at Microsoft, wrote. The system, which would utilize the same machine learning technology used in Microsoft’s artificial intelligence (AI) assistant Cortana, is designed to have a long lifecycle. Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series S
With this technology, modular units can be integrated and upgraded at any time in existing SmartDevice-ready appliances to create value and comfort for customers through new digital features and solutions, the post on Microsoft blog said. With the refrigerators, stored groceries can be monitored using internal cameras and object recognition technology. It can capture images for viewing and also recognize individual food items inside the refrigerator. “This information flows automatically into an inventory list, which lets the customer see quickly and clearly what is in the refrigerator from anywhere. Using the ‘SmartDeviceBox’ voice module, additional groceries can be added to a shopping list that customers can access when on the move using an app for iOS, Android or Windows devices,” the post noted. Also Read - Top 5 Minecraft Mobile seeds to build a world and where to find them
The current system is a prototype and the deep learning technology it uses is rapidly maturing.