LG Electronics said Sunday that it will make its appliances work with Amazon Echo smart speakers as part of the company's efforts to expand into the artificial intelligence business.
The electronics manufacturer said it plans to showcase its appliances working with Amazon's Alexa voice-controlled intelligent speaker at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin that kicks off on Friday.
LG said that while Echo does not respond to Korean voice command at present, research is underway to set up such a compatible system late this year or early next year.
It said LG products that will work with the Alexa personal assistant service used in refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, air conditioners, air purifiers, cleaning robots and ovens.
The global home appliance manufacturer has been pairing its products with various smart voice activated devices for the past few years with open platform and open partnership arrangements.
Besides products that can work with Echo, LG said it will unveil various Internet of Things devices, robots and smart home solutions in Berlin this year.