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Kitchen experience of the future

BSH develops concepts for tomorrow’s kitchens

  • BSH steps up investment in research and development with the focus on digital technologies
  • Connected solutions and services offer growth potential
  • Personal kitchen assistant concept opens up the world of artificial intelligence

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Munich, May 4, 2017 (bsh) – Controlling appliances remotely, operating them with facial expressions or speech, and a wealth of additional services – tomorrow’s kitchen is connected and offers a variety of multimedia options. The ideas and future concepts for this are forged in the innovation hub at BSH Hausgeräte GmbH. One such example is Mykie – “my kitchen elf”. Mykie adds a personal assistant to BSH’s vision of the connected kitchen. As a kitchen specialist, he provides everyday support and transforms cooking into an experience.

Digital solutions open up strong growth potential worldwide

BSH is the first home appliance manufacturer to connect the entire home appliance portfolio with its open Home Connect system. The Mykie kitchen assistant concept fits into the home appliance portfolio of different brands connected via Home Connect, and hence also into the attractive partner network of the digital ecosystem offering a variety of services that can be accessed online.

Winking kitchen assistant enables shared cooking experiences

Mykie is operated by means of voice recognition. As a personal assistant, he listens to the user, responds with a facial expression, answers questions, and provides help for a range of everyday topics and queries. For example, Mykie knows what’s in the fridge right now, how much longer the pizza still has to bake in the oven, or which recipe steps have to be followed. Mykie projects these steps conveniently and clearly onto the kitchen wall and sends the recommended appliance settings from the recipe directly to the connected appliances. Apart from controlling the home appliance functions, additional services, such as accessing online entertainment offers, are also offered. Thanks to an integrated camera, Mykie can also bring several users together virtually if desired, thus enabling shared cooking experiences, regardless of where the individual users happen to be.

Mykie development stage

BSH Hausgeräte GmbH presented the smart kitchen assistant concept at the International Consumer Electronics Fair (IFA) in Berlin in 2016. Experience on the expectations consumers have regarding an assistant in the kitchen environment is currently being collected within different cooperation ventures and market research studies. The information from this will be incorporated successively into the next development phases. A precise date for the market launch of Mykie has yet to be fixed.

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With annual sales of around €13.1 billion in 2016 and more than 58,000 employees, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH is one of the global leaders in the home appliance sector. BSH manufactures at around 40 factories, operates over 80 companies and has a presence in around 50 countries.

BSH is a company of the Bosch Group.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are software engineers.

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