LG DeepThinQ will enable AI in more products

LG is pushing its artificial intelligence technology further with the rollout of a new AI development tool to all LG business divisions. This will help the company speed up the release of new products equipped with the latest technology.

DeepThinQ 1.0 was developed last year with the establishment of LG’s Artificial Intelligence Lab in Korea to accelerate research into AI. The platform enables easy integration of AI into a wider range of products, allowing LG product developers to apply deep-learning technologies to future products from mobile devices to house appliances.

DeepThinQ 1.0 enables assistant features such as voice, video and sensor recognition and space and human body detection, developed with data gathered from LG customers’ usage habits. DeepThinQ 1.0 was designed from the start to live on many different platforms and in many applications, supporting a variety of operating platforms such as Android, Linux and webOS.

The deep learning feature is key to the DeepThinQ platform, enabling LG AI products to understand not only their environment, but the people who use them as well. The LG ThinQ air conditioner can learn its users’ living patterns over time and cools the room automatically to the temperature preferred by the occupant. In a car, LG’s cabin monitoring technology could learn the driver’s face and gestures to recognize when the driver starts to get drowsy. Over time, ThinQ would be able to automatically adjust things like music, lighting or climate inside the car by learning about the passengers who most often occupy the car.

DeepThinQ is already out in the real world in some commercial and consumer appliactions. LG’s Airport Guide Robots at Korea’s Incheon International Airport employ ambient noise to improve voice recognition and enabling passengers to be better understood by the robots. LG’s robot vacuum cleaner learns the difference between a chair and a dog and navigates accordingly.

“DeepThinQ is the embodiment of our open philosophy – to provide the most powerful AI solutions to our customers via a strategy of open platform, open partnership and open connectivity,” said Dr. I.P. Park, Ph.D. Chief Technology Officer at LG Electronics. “ThinQ will completely change the way consumers use our products because ThinQ products will learn about them to provide intelligent services, not the other way around.”

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