GE Appliances partners with Google Cloud on AI, data for new products

GE Profile kitchen with stainless steel finish appliances in Louisville, Ky. on Feb. 8, 2021.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Continuing on the momentum of a recently launched new refrigeration line, Louisville-based GE Appliances is partnering with Google Cloud to focus on bolstering the manufacturer’s smart appliances’ capabilities, the two companies announced Thursday.

The multi-year deal folds into the Louisville-based organization’s “multi-cloud strategy,” said Viren Shah, chief digital officer of GE Appliances, a Haier company.

Cloud computing provides computer system resources, like processing and storage, without direct active management by the user.

Shah said in an interview with The Courier Journal that GE Appliances currently works with Amazon Web Services and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The partnership with Google Cloud, he said, will leverage the California-based platform’s data capabilities.

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