LG’s Vision AI and Voice AI Feature Object Recognition, Shopping Recommendations, and Voice Commands
We’ve been hearing conflicting rumors about an upcoming high-end LG V30 variant all year. The smartphone, which is believed to be called the LG V30+α or LG V30s, is said to be a pricier version of the LG V30 with improved hardware. LG has kept most of the details under wraps, but on Tuesday, it revealed a suite of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for that’ll ship alongside the 2018 version of the LG V30 in the coming weeks.
LG says it’s been working on in-house AI features for more than a year, with the bulk of the research focusing on object detection and voice recognition. Vision AI, LG’s next-gen image recognition technology, automatically recommends the best shooting mode from eight different options (Portrait, Food, Pet, Landscape, City, Flower, Sunrise, and Sunset) depending on factors such as the angle of view, color, reflections, backlighting, and saturation levels. There’s also a new low-light mode that automatically brightens images in dim environments by measuring image brightness, resulting in brightness levels that LG claims are adjusted “much more accurately”.
Vision AI detects objects, too. LG says it collaborated with a partner (but didn’t reveal who the partner was) to analyze over 100 million images in order to develop LG Vision’s image recognition algorithms, resulting in over 1,000 image categories for “more accurate image analysis” and “better shooting mode” tips. It also fuels the tech’s shopping recommendations: Vision AI can scan QR codes, initiate an image search, or provide shopping options, which include where to purchase items for the lowest prices.
LG Voice, the other component of LG’s AI suite, allows you to run apps and change settings through voice commands. It works alongside the Google Assistant, and adds a total of 32 commands for tasks like taking a selfie, opening the camera app, and snapping a food photo.
Here’s the full list:
LG-Exclusive Google Assistant Commands
FEATURE (PRECEDE WITH “OK GOOGLE”)
1 Wide-angle photo Take a picture on a wide angle
2 Wide-angle selfie Take a selfie on a wide angle
3 Wide-angle video Record a video on a wide angle
4 Wide-angle selfie video Take a selfie video on a wide angle
5 Cine Video Open camera on Cine Video
6 Expert Photo Mode Open camera on a manual mode
7 Expert Video Mode Open camera on a manual video
8 Cine Video (Romantic) Take a romantic Cine Video
9 Cine Video (Melodramatic) Take a melodramatic Cine Video
10 Cine Video (Thriller) Take a thriller Cine Video
11 Cine Video (Beauty) Take a beauty Cine Video
12 Cine Video (Blockbuster) Take a summer blockbuster Cine Video
13 Cine Video (Romantic Comedy) Take a romantic comedy Cine Video
14 Cine Video (Documentary) Take a documentary Cine Video
15 Cine Video (Landscape) Take a scenery Cine Video
16 Cine Video (Drama) Take a drama Cine Video
17 Cine Video (Historic) Take a historical Cine Video
18 Cine Video (Mystery) Take a mystery Cine Video
19 Cine Video (Noir) Take a noir Cine Video
20 Cine Video (Classic) Take a classic Cine Video
21 Cine Video (Flashback) Take a flashback Cine Video
22 Cine Video (Pop Art) Take a pop art Cine Video
23 Expert Mode (Graphy) Open camera with Graphy
NEW FOR 2018
24 Panoramic Photo Pending
25 Food Photo Pending
26 Time-lapse Photo (Video) Pending
27 Slow-motion Video Pending
28 Low-light Photo Pending
29 AI Cam Photo Pending
30 Image Search Pending
31 QR Code Scanning Pending
32 Shopping Search Pending
LG says that both Vision AI and Voice AI will come to existing smartphones via over-the-air updates, as long as the hardware supports it.
Just last week, a report that claimed LG would integrate AI features into the upcoming “premium” LG V30. The feature, which is reportedly called LG Lens, was described as a “Google Lens”-style image recognition tool. Tuesday’s press release makes no mention of LG Lens, but the company could be saving it for its presentation at Mobile World Congress 2018.
Source: LG Newsroom
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