A camera or two are integral to an air conditioning system. The air conditioner control unit captures pictures of the surroundings from the one or two cameras and calculates a first set of factors based on the analysis of the images using the predefined machine learning models. The control unit, conformity with the initial set of factors that have been determined based on the examination of the images by the predefined machine learning models, selects a first operation profile from a plurality of predefined profiles that control the air conditioning operation units.

Air conditioners are electronic devices which, through heating, cooling as well as humidifying or dehumidifying controlling air flow and humidity. They keep air inside an area (e.g. or an area, a hall, etc.) at a certain condition. This could be as simple as keeping the temperature within a defined temperature range and/or keeping a certain humidity level. Air conditioners are typically controlled in accordance with manual settings and/or preprogrammed operation profiles.Conventional air conditioners are typically installed and their operation profiles set by users without on-site or real-time guidance. Additionally, traditional air conditioners are only capable of switching automatically between pre-programmed operation profiles with preselected trigger conditions (e.g. or based on a timer, an arbitrary temperature threshold.). These limitations make it difficult to optimize the operation of the air conditioners . They also consume energy, and can affect the user comfort.

As discussed in the background, a standard air conditioning unit does not take into account the varied conditions in different operational settings and installation settings and is unable to provide on-site guidance or real-time adjustments to the installation and/or the operation of the unit to accommodate the varied conditions in the different installation settings and operating environments. The embodiments disclosed herein utilize computer vision and local intelligentdecision-making to address at least some of the shortcomings of the conventional air conditioning systems and control methods thereof.

Computer vision has made great advances in various areas due to deep learning. The accuracy of the data obtained from images could be used in further applications.

In certain embodiments the method of controlling the air conditioner is in the following manner: With an electronic device with one or more processors and memory, the electronic devices can be connected to one, or more cameras, and one or both, air conditioning operations units. The first set of factor comprises a layout of the environment surrounding the units that are air-conditioned. The layout is determined by analysing the photos through one of several predefined machinelearning models. Each of the predefined operating profiles defines a range of values for each control parameter from the variety of control parameters that are predefined.

Some embodiments include modifications to a value range in at least one of the predefined control parameters of the first profile of operation according to the first set factors determined based on analysis of one or more photos using one or more computer learning models.

In certain instances, the method includes: determining a second set of factors, including the condition of an object recognized in the surrounding environment of the air conditioning units by analyzing of the one or more images through the one or more predefined machine-learning models and, in accordance with the second set of factors which have been determined through the analysis of the various images by using one or more predefined machine learning models, selecting acurrent value for a first control parameter of the first profile of operation within the range of values which has been altered according to the first list of factors, to operate the air conditioning operation units.

In certain embodiments the first set comprises the location of the window within the surroundings of one or more air conditioning units. The second set comprises the open/closed state.

In some instances, the first factor includes the location of a specific kind of furniture in the surroundings of one or more air conditioner operation units. The second factor includes the presence or absence of people at the position or the environment around the first type furniture.

In certain instances the second set of factors may include a motion state for people at the position where the first furniture type is in the environment that surrounds the air cooling units.

In some cases the second set of data includes the temperature of those who sit at the first furniture type in the environment surrounding the air conditioning units.

In certain embodiments, an air conditioning system comprises cameras as well as an operation unit, and an air conditioner control device that implements any of the procedures described in this document. In some examples the electronic device could contain one or more processors, memory storing one, or more programs, as well as instructions for performing or causing the performance of any of these operations. In accordance with some embodiments, a computer readable storage medium stores instructions, which, when executed by an electronic device allow the device to carry out or cause performance of the operations of any of the methods described herein. Electronic devices can comprise means to capture images, air conditioning operations and means for executing or causing the execution of any of these actions.

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