Across all industries, organizations are rapidly embracing generative AI. Among them, makers of home appliances like fridges and ovens. Generative AI in your oven? Why not? Ater all, AI has been creeping into our homes for years (think smart lightbulbs and Alexa) – but thanks to generative AI, these interactions will become even more human and more personal.

Imagine, for example, asking your washing machine whether it’s safe to wash a beloved item of clothing on a certain setting – literally, asking it out loud or via an app. Or you could say to your fridge, “Hey, when am I going to run out of milk?” and it’ll tell you. Integrating generative AI into everyday products could lead to a new era of smart appliances that are not only more adaptive to our needs but also more interactive and engaging.

  • @db2
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    604 months ago

    Hard pass. I didn’t need a Wi-Fi toaster, I don’t need this either.

    • @[email protected]
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      184 months ago

      PronHub on my refrigerator has been a lifesaver though. That is the pinnacle achievement of a lifetime.

      • @spearz
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        44 months ago

        Why are you….? What are you……? Never mind. I don’t want to know.

        • SatansMaggotyCumFart
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          04 months ago

          They are jerking off to the naked people on their refrigerator and sound quite happy about it, so why don’t you keep your prudish thoughts to yourself?

  • @mriormro
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    384 months ago

    This is so fucking stupid it’s almost painful.

  • subspaceinterferents
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    244 months ago

    “I’m sorry Dave, I can’t wash that. This wardrobe is too important for you to jeopardize it.”

    • @[email protected]
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      144 months ago

      According to the first law I cannot allow you to wash that shirt, nor am I allowed, through inaction, to let you wash it elsewhere.

    • @pdxfed
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      24 months ago

      “I’m sorry I can’t answer that sweater question. GE AI devices cannot provide answers that might assume any liability for outcomes. But ask us anything.”

  • @RGB3x3
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    244 months ago

    “When am I going to run out of milk?”

    Just fucking open the fridge and check! Refrigerators and microwaves and shit don’t need AI or connected anything.

    The only use case I’ve ever seen for having a connected appliance is to be able to preheat the oven while you’re out and about to get home.

    • ArxCyberwolf
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      84 months ago

      It takes more time and effort to access and wait for the AI than it would to just open the damn fridge. Why make things more complicated than they need to be?

      • @gerbler
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        84 months ago

        Because data collection

      • @AA5B
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        24 months ago

        Selling subscriptions

      • @[email protected]
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        14 months ago

        I’m not personally interested in the tech, but I could see it being relevant if your refrigerator is connected to the internet and you are at the store. You could find out whether to buy more or not.

    • @umbraroze
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      4 months ago

      In the 1980s, 8-bit home computers were sold with slogans like “Kids can use these to play games! And use educational software! And the ladies can use them to keep track of the freezer contents!”

      …One of three ain’t bad.

      Decades later, we still open the fucking fridge to check what’s in the fridge. Such is the nature of technological progress.

      (Random old person memory: when I was a kid I actually had some “home economy” software for Spectravideo SV-318, found in some random pile of tapes. I only used it once because it was boring, obviously. My father used the recipe book and added “Poop Cake”. That was enough recipes thank you very much.)

  • @[email protected]
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    244 months ago

    this format of headline needs to die.

    “coming to your appliances” no the hell it’s not it’s coming to appliances on the market. which you can choose to buy, or install the app onto.

    feels like fatalist manipulation tactics to subconsciously get you to accept that replacing appliances every two years is normal.

    • @[email protected]
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      74 months ago

      I mean, it’s Forbes. They probably assume you lease your appliances and have them replaced with the hot new model every 12 Months, or some shit.

  • Admiral Patrick
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    4 months ago

    Have we reached and surpassed peak intellectual curiosity? Did we learn nothing from all the “smart” crap of the last decade? Why is this even an idea someone had, and why weren’t they laughed out of the room, presented with a box of their personal effects, and escorted off the premises by security?

    asking your washing machine whether it’s safe to wash a beloved item of clothing on a certain setting

    Or, you know, just read the damn label on the clothing that tells you exactly how to wash it. If the article of clothing is so beloved, you’d have either read that or ruined it already.

    Or you could say to your fridge, “Hey, when am I going to run out of milk?"

    OR you could open the goddamn door and fucking look. Jesus christ. It’s not like my fat ass doesn’t need the exercise or know where the fridge is.

    Integrating generative AI into everyday products could lead to a new era of smart appliances that are not only more adaptive to our needs but also more interactive and engaging.

    I’ll admit, sometimes life can get lonely, but if I start talking to the washing machine, lock me the fuck up in the loony bin.

  • @[email protected]
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    224 months ago

    I’m am seriously getting tired of having to buy, restore, and maintain antique devices/cars/electronics/etc just to get away from this cancerous “smart” tech shit that is infecting everything.

  • Maxnmy's
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    204 months ago

    Hell yeah, I want my appliances to misinterpret my commands and hallucinate functions they aren’t capable of.

    • SharkAttak
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      54 months ago

      The GREAT Google assistant can’t even call a contact on my list if it has a space in its name, I think I’ll wait.

  • Bizzle
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    184 months ago

    I don’t want my appliances to be engaging. I want to use them for their intended purpose, and then walk away from them.

  • @grasshopper_mouse
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    174 months ago

    No thanks. You want me to have a fucking conversation with my washing machine? How is that saving time for me? STFU and run my laundry on cold with low spin like I do every damn time.

    Also, what happens next with the fridge? “You’ve had too much cheese today. Initiating cheese drawer lock.” Fuck naw.

  • @[email protected]
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    164 months ago

    I’m imagining it authoritatively telling me it’s safe to wash even though it has no idea.

  • @[email protected]
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    4 months ago

    If you really want that for some reason, that sounds like a job for one AI Smart Assistant. Doing it by having a different App and LLM implementation for every appliance seems stupid in so many ways.

    Especially if they don’t run them local, but essentially bundle the completely different service of a cloud hosted LLM with a fucking Tumble Dryer.

  • @[email protected]
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    154 months ago

    Not to mine it isn’t.

    I refuse to own an appliance with any kind of networking.

    Fuck that