In a video from the BBC, LG’s Vice President of Marketing David VanderWaal cannot get the device thing to even acknowledge some of his questions. The assistant is named CLOi (pronounced like the name Chloe) and, in theory, can do everything from telling you what’s on your calendar to pre-setting your washer and dryer for special modes depending on what you have planned that day. That is, if you’re someone other than VanderWaal.
The clip starts off well enough, but after some initial queries, CLOi starts ignoring VanderWall altogether. When he asks the device what he can do with the ingredients in his smart refrigerator, he’s hit with the cold shoulder.
“CLOi are you talking to me yet?” he inquires. “What recipes could I make with chicken?”
Watch it all unfold below.