LG has confirmed a rumour that has been hovering online recently and said that it will showcase “the first of suite of AI technologies” on a new variant of the LG V30 at the Mobile World Congress 2018. The leading South Korean tech company said that it has spent more than a year to develop the A.I. for the smartphone.
Emphasising on camera and voice recognition, LG stated that it has developed its Vision AI that is acclaimed as the next-generation image recognition technology. The new LG V30 model will feature Vision A.I camera technology which can automatically analyze objects and recommend the best shooting mode from among eight modes that include- portrait, food, landscape, pet, city, flower, sunrise and sunset. The phone will analyse the image in terms of angle of view, colour, reflection, backlighting and saturation level so as to determine what the camera is focusing on to recommend the best setting.
The company said that it has collaborated with a partner in image recognition to analyse over 100 million images to ultimately build its image recognition algorithms. Further, it has created over a thousand unique image categories to develop more accurate image analysis and provide better shooting mode recommendations to end users.
The feature will be somewhat similar to Google Lens where you are required to point the camera at an object to detect it. The Vision A.I will scan QR codes, initiate an image search and provide shopping options as well. Further, the Voice AI will let users run apps and change settings on voice commands. While Samsung and Apple have a standalone voice-based assistant, at least LG is not following the trail. Instead, it has inclined to Google Assistant to build commands exclusively for its devices.
The LG V30 was introduced with support for 23 voice commands and LG ‘uplifting’ the Voice AI technology will increase the list to 32 this year. LG said that some of the AI features that will debut on the new LG V30 model will arrive on the existing LG devices as well. However, the company has not specified the list of smartphones.
“As we communicated last month at CES, the future for LG lies in AI, not just hardware specs and processing speeds,” said Ha Jeung-uk, senior vice president and business unit leader for LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Creating smarter smartphones will be our focus going forward and we are confident that consumers will appreciate the advanced user experience with the enhanced V30 that many have been asking and waiting for.”