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LG adds Google Assistant and unveils new AI brand ThinQ

LG has unveiled a new artificial intelligence brand set to take over its smart devices, connecting everything from TVs and smart speakers to your car and washing machine.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the firm revealed ThinQ and Deep ThinQ AI, which will allow LG’s connected devices to communicate with each other, and get smarter with time.

And, Google Assistant is coming to LG’s home devices for hands-free voice control.

LG also introduced a number of updates to its OLED TV and Super UHD TV lineups, promising better image quality and more advanced processors, and showed off three new customer service robots.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the firm revealed ThinQ and Deep ThinQ AI, which will allow LG’s connected devices to communicate with each other, and get smarter with time. And, Google Assistant is coming to LG’s home devices for hands-free voice control

WHAT’S NEW FOR LG? 

LG introduced its new AI brand, ThinQ at CES in Las Vegas.

The AI system will allow its smart devices, from washing machines to OLED TVs, to connect and communicate.

They’ll also be able to learn over time.

LG is now also working with Google Assistant to bring the service to its devices, including OLED TVs, watches, refrigerators, washing machines, ovens, and the air conditioner.

The firm demonstrated three concept robots: the serving robot, the porter robot, and the shopping cart robot, to assist with customer service.  

At the press conference in Las Vegas today, LG’s Chief Technology Officer I.P. Park unveiled the firm’s new AI technology.

With ThinQ, the LG exec says ‘you won’t have to study instruction manuals anymore’; instead, the products will learn from the users to provide the best services.

This means your smart air conditioner could learn your preferences and daily habits, for example, to keep the house at the right temperature when you’re home.

Or, the firm’s robotic vacuum cleaner could learn to distinguish between people and pets in the home.

The system will even integrate into LG’s smart car products, and connect the car to the home.

LG¿s AI OLED TVs will have Google Assistant so users can control them with voice commands. And, users will have access to ¿more intelligent content information,¿ to search soundtracks or casts, and even let the TV turn itself off when a program ends, without setting a specific time

LG’s AI OLED TVs will have Google Assistant so users can control them with voice commands. And, users will have access to ‘more intelligent content information,’ to search soundtracks or casts, and even let the TV turn itself off when a program ends, without setting a specific time

LG also showed off its latest concept robots, designed for customer service: the serving robot, porter robot, and the shopping car robot

LG also showed off its latest concept robots, designed for customer service: the serving robot, porter robot, and the shopping car robot

LG’s cabin monitoring system in the car will learn the driver’s facial expressions and gestures, and can even alert you if it think’s you seem drowsy.

Once you approach your home, the car can automatically open the garage and turn the lights on in the house by communicating with the other devices.

‘The more you use the products, they more they evolve to meet your specific needs,’ Park said.

With Deep ThinQ, LG plans to take things even further.

The platform supports voice and video recognition, using deep learning technology to make products smarter as you use them.

David VanderWaal, LG¿s VP of Marketing, showed off the firm¿s CLOi robot as well ¿ but, she didn¿t want to respond to his commands

David VanderWaal, LG’s VP of Marketing, showed off the firm’s CLOi robot as well – but, she didn’t want to respond to his commands

LG is now also working with Google Assistant to bring the service to its devices, including OLED TVs, watches, refrigerators, washing machines, ovens, and the air conditioner.

David VanderWaal, LG’s VP of Marketing, showed off the firm’s CLOi robot as well – but, she didn’t want to respond to his commands.

The robot is said to be capable of emotional interaction, and can connect with the other devices in your home to show you the status of your wash, for example.

But, as VanderWaal notes, ‘even robots have bad days’ – and CLOi didn’t respond to the requests on stage.

The firm also demonstrated how its Styler can assess the tags on your clothing to ensure the best steam treatment, so you don’t have to painstakingly examine the tiny tags.

As VanderWaal notes, ¿even robots have bad days¿ ¿ and CLOi didn¿t respond to the requests on stage

As VanderWaal notes, ‘even robots have bad days’ – and CLOi didn’t respond to the requests on stage

LG Electronics introduces 3 robot prototypes from left, the serving robot, porter robot, and shopping cart robot at CES inside the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nev

LG Electronics introduces 3 robot prototypes from left, the serving robot, porter robot, and shopping cart robot at CES inside the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nev

LG’s Instaview ThinQ refrigerator also has a number of helpful services.

With its 29 inch touchscreen, you can check the weather, do grocery shopping, and even sort products by expiration date, so nothing gets forgotten.

LG’s AI OLED TVs will have Google Assistant so users can control them with voice commands.

And, users will have access to ‘more intelligent content information,’ to search soundtracks or casts, and even let the TV turn itself off when a program ends, without setting a specific time.

The TV can connect and control all of the other smart home devices as well.

LG says it is making its OLED TV even better for 2018, with the alpha 9 processor for 50 percent more powerful image processing than last year’s lineup.

It will have 731 percent more colour points than its predecessor, along with high frame support and Dolby Atmos Sound.

Tim Alessi, Director of Home Entertainment Prouct Marketing speaks about the features of LG's tv line up at CES. LG says it is making its OLED TV even better for 2018, with the alpha 9 processor for 50 percent more powerful image processing than last year¿s lineup

Tim Alessi, Director of Home Entertainment Prouct Marketing speaks about the features of LG’s tv line up at CES. LG says it is making its OLED TV even better for 2018, with the alpha 9 processor for 50 percent more powerful image processing than last year’s lineup

AN advanced algorithm will reduce image noise

There will be five models in the series, ranging from 55-77 inches.

The Super UHD LCD lineup will be upgraded as well, with the Nano Cell Display seen last year and an array of local dumming backlighting to improve lighting control, black levels, and contrast.

LG also showed off its latest concept robots, designed for customer service: the serving robot, porter robot, and the shopping car robot.

These could be used in hotels, grocery stores, and other spaces to deiver meals, make check in and check out faster, and reduce time spent shopping, LG says.

 



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