LG developed its own AI chip for home appliances

LG Electronics Inc., a South Korean tech giant has announced Thursday that it has developed its own artificial intelligence (AI) chip that can be used universally in various home appliances like robot cleaners, washing machines, and refrigerators.

The chip has built-in LG Neural Engine- an artificial intelligence processor to better mimic the neural network of the human brain and so greatly improve the processing of the deep learning algorithm.

LG’s AI Chip Features:

It is integrated with visual intelligence which recognizes and distinguishes space, location, objects, and people while the voice intelligence recognizes the user’s voice and noise characteristics. In addition, product intelligence enhances the capabilities of the device by detecting physical and chemical changes in the environment.

The AI chip also uses the video and audio data to enhance the recognition of the user’s emotions and behaviors and customized artificial intelligence suggestions by judging the situation.

Moreover, it has an image recognition engine for SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) and image processing function that corrects the distortion caused by wide-angle lenses and generates brighter and clearer images in dark environments.

What’s more?

The on-device AI allows it to operate even when it is not connected to the cloud. And thanks to its powerful security engine, it better protects the personal data resisting hackers who could remotely control a unit or use your washing machine’s sensors to violate your privacy would an unwanted outcome.

Processing that does not require high security is designed to run in a general zone and jobs that require higher security run in a separate hardware-implemented security zone, according to the company’s website.

The LG team plans to include the new AI Chip in future robot vacuum cleaners, washing machines, refrigerator, and even air conditioners. In addition, the company plans to expand solutions that utilize artificial intelligence through cooperation with other companies, universities, and laboratories.

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