CES 2018: LG turns to AI to make its devices smarter
LG ThinQ devices can communicate with each other and remember user preferences using AI by LG, Google and Amazon
LG is turning to AI (artificial intelligence) to make its entire portfolio of connected devices smarter. At the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas, LG announced a new AI-ready platform called ThinQ which allows LG’s devices to communicate with each other and uses deep learning to make them smarter with time. LG has tied up with Goggle and Amazon to integrate ThinQ with their AI assistants.
This means a number of Thin Q devices will be powered by Google Assistant and Alexa. Details on how ThinQ AI will work on these devices is not clear yet.
The LG ThinQ Speaker uses Google Assistant to let users control other connected LG devices at home with their voice. Users can also control their new LG smart TVs with voice and ask it to find a TV show or adjust screen settings. With Google AI built into it, users can also get weather updates, book a cab and order food directly from TV. If there is an LG air purifier in the room, users can even ask the TV to switch it on.
Users can control other connected devices at home from the 29-inch screen of LG’s InstaView ThinQ refrigerator, built on the lines of Samsung Family Hub refrigerator.
Similarly, while driving, LG’s In-vehicle cabin system can communicate with ThinQ refrigerator at home allowing users to see its content so they can buy some grocery on their way home.
LG also announced a smart washing machine which can determine wash settings based on changes in weather, air quality and weight of the clothes. LG is working on making ThinQ devices compatible with third-party connected devices in the future.
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