LG's press conference at the CES annual show in Las Vegas on Monday was jam-packed with artificial intelligence, robots, smart appliances and televisions.
The company made it clear that one of its objectives is to make its appliances and devices more intelligent, although there were some. This is what the electronics giant unveiled:
- AI took center stage. LG unveiled its ThinQ platform and said it wants to integrate artificial intelligence into everyday products. The company also said it is adopting an open partnership model and working with Google and Amazon in AI.
- LG's family of smart devices is looking to be even smarter with more artificial intelligence integration. The for example, uses AI to interact with other ThinQ branded devices, such as an oven or a dishwasher. The InstaView ThinQ refrigerator also provides access to Alexa.
- As for other household appliances, LG's smart washing machine determines an ideal wash configuration by considering changes in weather, air quality and preferences. Your smart air conditioner understands your preferences and cooling patterns and will adjust the temperature automatically.
- Integration of AI into means you can control the TV with your voice. You can ask him to play your favorite show, find the soundtrack of a movie or check information about a cast or director. Google Assistant integration also means you can do things like control the weather, plan a vacation or use instant translation from your TV. In addition, you can connect and control all your smart home devices using the Google Assistant. OLED TVs have an Alpha 9 processor, which provides improved image processing. They also come with 4K cinema HDR, and all include Dolby Atmos sound. There will be five series: the W8, G8, E8, C8 and B8, with screen sizes ranging from 55 to 77 inches.
- For its line LG announced the "nano cell" screen, which is supposed to maintain richer and more accurate colors from wider viewing angles. Like OLED TVs, Super UHD TVs will also feature a new processor, and will include 4K cinema HDR, Dolby Atmos sound and gallery mode.
- LG also showed three conceptual robots. A server robot is designed to serve meals to hotel guests or to people waiting in the airport lounge. A robot porter carries luggage and offers check-in and check-out services. Finally, a shopping cart robot allows guests to scan items in an included bar code scanner and then place purchases in their cart. An automatic payment service is available for when you are ready to pay.
- LG introduced CLOi, a digital assistant that can help you control your smart devices. Respond to voice commands and can help you discover what to cook based on what foods you have in the refrigerator, and then preheat the oven for you.
- The LG Tone cordless headset is also optimized for the Google Assistant and includes a button to call it.
- The LG ThinQ Speaker is a smart home speaker that will feature Google Assistant technology. You can use it to control your smart LG appliances with your voice.
- The company previously announced its new flagship sound bar, the . It is compatible with Dolby Atmos and has a built-in Google Chromecast for music and multi-room control with the Assistant. The sound bar includes a wireless subwoofer with 550W of total power. A pair of loudspeakers that shoot upwards allows the sound bar to bounce the sound from the ceiling to simulate the sounds above. The LG SK10Y will also be at CES.
Full coverage of CNET's largest technology show in the world.
The best new gadgets at CES 2018: Here are the best new ads we've seen so far.