September 26, 2023

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Samsung or Dyson vacuum cleaners doped with artificial intelligence, what will it change?

Samsung or Dyson vacuum cleaners doped with artificial intelligence, what will it change?

A vacuum cleaner with artificial intelligence (AI)? That seemed very strange to me. And in my opinion, as I wrote in a column published on June 11, it borders on an overstated marketing argument. It comes hot on the heels of Samsung announcing the launch of its bespoke Jet AI model, which the South Korean manufacturer says aims to offer “intelligent AI-assisted cleaning”. I wonder if Samsung, like others, has succumbed to the sirens of “IA washing”. A few days later, the company contacted me to test this vacuum cleaner. “Why not?” I say it myself. This is an opportunity to see how artificial intelligence can change for the vacuum cleaner.

I receive a large box containing this famous vacuum cleaner. Its content is impressive: the machine is divided into several elements, including several brushes, a base station, a base for charging two batteries and a brief user manual. I manage to mount the machine – it’s not that complicated after all – and charge the battery. The vacuum cleaner has a small screen through which I can change the language of the machine. It is not touch but yes, this vacuum cleaner is equipped with a screen that allows to select the type of aspiration, but also displays encouraging messages to its owner, for example appreciating aspiration in a financial way…

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