The president and CTO of LG Electronics, Dr. I.P. Park shared the company’s futuristic vision during its keynote at CES 2019 at the MGM Park Theater in Las Vegas Nevada.
On this new vision, titled “AI for an Even Better Life”, the CTO of LG described how the three fundamental pillars of Artificial Intelligence: Evolve, Connect and Open, can offer a robust AI ecosystem with various solutions for the real world.
As a pioneer in consumer-centric Artificial intelligence, LG has played a leadership and innovation role in promoting the benefits of AI and how they change the lives of consumers.
In front of an audience of more than 3.000 industry personalities, influencers and journalists, the way in which LG’s Artificial intelligence technologies can be implemented in daily life scenarios, thus offering a better understanding of how the company is working to transform the future. The LG CLOi GuideBot robot shared the stage with Dr. Park during the presentation, becoming the first robot to help present a Keynote at CES.
“Is technology improving your life?” asked Dr. Park to the audience to begin his Keynote. “Over the past 100 years, household appliances such as refrigerators, washers and vacuum cleaners have reduced the time spent on household chores by about 75%, but the amount of cognitive work involved has increased significantly,” he explained, “The answer is in Artificial intelligence, but only if we can achieve true intelligence.”
Since its launch in 2017, the company’s AI platform, LG ThinQ, has seen its product portfolio grow rapidly by including air conditioning systems, washing machines, TVs, smartphones and robotic vacuum cleaners. Dr. Park presented LG’s most recent innovations in these devices to increase the power of Artificial intelligence: The world’s most advanced AI chip for home appliances, an enhanced-learning washing machine, and “self-repair” machines that can automatically detect and repair failures without disrupting work.
“But I want to talk about something more than improvements,” Dr. Park continued. “Our mission is to go far beyond the current role of LG as a leading consumer electronics manufacturer and become an innovator in lifestyle issues and to impact in a truly intelligent way.” Proclaiming LG’s vision for the era of Artificial intelligence, Dr. Park explained how the three key ideas (evolve, connect and open) will allow the AI to transform every aspect of everyday life. LG ThinQ products will evolve over time by learning about the user, connect seamlessly with the lives of consumers and open up an innovation ecosystem strengthened by partnerships and cooperation, hat will ultimately offer “a bold new definition for a better life.”
Dr. Park highlighted the importance of intelligence in the evolution of consumer electronics. For AI devices to go beyond simple voice recognition and automated task execution, they should be able to understand the purpose and intent behind each command. Such contextual understanding requires that AI evolve through the cumulative interaction with the user.
LG is also expanding its unmatched consumer insight, from home to the road, thanks to its innovative proposals for a new automotive experience. On the way to the autonomous driving revolution, LG proposed to change and expand the very definition of vehicles from a means of transport to a mobile space. LG’s AI-enabled cabin solution will help users make the most of the time saved by not driving, converting their vehicles into a conference room, movie theater or even a personal shopping boutique.
“Building this new car experience requires a wide range of hardware and software solutions, so we need an open collaboration,” said Dr. Park, illustrating LG’s continued efforts to facilitate a culture of Open innovation. We also presented the collaboration of LG with Adient, the leading manufacturer of seating, which seeks to develop smart seats for a more personalized experience in the car. Similarly announced the new LG plan for its operating platform WebOS, which has been open source since March 2018. “From this year, we will add an open access of webOS platform for AI of LG for developers around the world,” said Dr. Park.
Dr. Park presented LG’s ambition to unlock the potential of AI technology on a much larger scale by connecting individual units to intelligent systems. The LG Robot Service delivery Platform (RSDP) will systematically coordinate what several robots see, listen to and learn to transform the way we manage our work and our environment. The AI-based intelligent network will allow us to radically improve the efficiency of our energy ecosystem, from production and storage to consumption. Intelligent signage will convert the physical elements of space, such as walls, signs and even floors, into an active and intelligent part of the environment. The LG Keynote featured global experts, including the founder of the XPRIZE Foundation, Dr. Peter Diamandis, the renowned AI researcher, Dr. Andrew Ng, general manager of Automotives at Luxoft, Alwin Bakkenes, the senior vice president of Engineering, Qualcomm, Durga Malladi and the director of the contextual robotics Institute at the University of California San Diego, Professor Henrik Christensen.
“LG is a leading global powerhouse of the AI revolution that will impact almost all major industries, from technology to health, agriculture, transportation, engineering and more,” said Gary Shapiro, CTA president and CEO. “We Were Delighted that LG spoke of ‘ AI for an Even Better Life ‘ as part of its first Keynote in the history of CES. ”