Air Conditioners Getting Smarter with AI

Economy

Tokyo, Oct. 16 (Jiji Press)--Air conditioners for households are growing smarter thanks to the use of artificial intelligence, offering a more comfortable room environment to users.

With the approach of winter, Japanese home appliances makers are gearing up to encourage consumers to switch to new air conditioners that not only are highly energy-efficient but also have sophisticated functions.

In late October, Panasonic Corp. <6752> will release new Eolia X series air conditioners, which can be connected to the Internet through wireless local area networks.

By obtaining pollen forecast data online from Weathernews Inc., the air conditioners will clean up the air before pollens start to spread and enter the room. They are expected to sell for around 280,000 yen to 440,000 yen.

The new products will help "keep the room clean all the time," a Panasonic official said.

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