LG developed its own AI chip to make its smart home products even smarter

LG, widely renowned for its premium mobile division, is now picking up its focus on emerging tech. The company has pushed automotive, and particularly its self-driving capabilities, and today it doubled down on its smart home play with the announcement of its own artificial intelligence (AI) chip.

New Artificial Intelligence Chip

According to LG, the new chip comes with an intuitive and unique neural engine purely powered by LG itself. The engine will improve the deep-learning algorithms used in its future smart home devices. Due to this, smart robot vacuum cleaners, washing machines, refrigerators, and air conditioners will get better than ever. The chip can operate without an internet connection thanks to on-device processing, and it uses “a separate hardware-implemented security zone” to store personal data.

More about the AI chip

“The AI Chip incorporates visual intelligence to better recognize and distinguish space, location, objects, and users while voice intelligence accurately recognizes voice and noise characteristics while product intelligence enhances the capabilities of the device by detecting physical and chemical changes in the environment,” the company wrote in an announcement.

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Recently Intel, ARM, and NVIDIA have been famous for competent AI or Machine Learning implementations at the chipset level.

I know I am not alone – says LG

Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are all reported to be working on AI and ML chipsets for specific purposes. In LG’s case, its solution is customized for smarter home devices.

“Our AI Chip will provide optimized artificial intelligence solutions for future LG products. This will further enhance the three key pillars of our artificial intelligence strategy – evolve, connect and open. It will provide customers with an improved experience for a better life,” IP Park, President, and CTO of LG Electronics said in a statement.