LG has introduced ThinQ artificial intelligence, the company’s proprietary technology for voice control, image processing, and more, in its smart TVs.
The voice control capabilities will also integrate with other smart home devices, like robot vacuums, smart lights, and more.
The new technology will be powered by LG’s α9 processor, a quad-core processor that handles both voice controls and media processing. LG says the new chip will also lead to better picture quality, as the processor provides improved noise-reduction, advanced colour mapping, and support for new standards like High Frame Rate (HFR) content, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and new HDR standards.
LG's ThinQ will be included in all of the company's newest smart TV lineup, including LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD models and will employ Natural Language Processing (NLP) to deliver intelligent voice-activated control and connectivity based on LG's own deep learning technology, DeepThinQ.
Users will be able to search for information, images or videos featuring specific content by making a verbal request through the TV's remote control.
LG says it also plans to introduce Google Assistant in some countries (but has not specified which so far).