By News Reporter
LG recently hosted members of the UK media and key retail partners of LG SIGNATURE at
link hidden, please login to view, UK’s leading music festival held over a couple of weeks once a year in London’s Hyde Park, to enjoy the luxurious “LG SIGNATURE Hosts” experience. The ‘money can’t buy’ event was held at one of only seven fully catered, private hospitality suites at legendary British rock band The Rolling Stones’ 60th anniversary concert. Tom Harrow, wine director of Honest Grapes
Within the LG SIGNATURE suite, attendees could enjoy various British refreshments including Scotch eggs and a ‘best of British’ wine tasting session with , known as ‘The Wine Chap’. While savoring every sip of four perfectly chilled, select British wines, including Wiston Estate Rosé NV, Kit’s Coty Chardonnay, Hoffman & Rathbone Pinot Noir and Nyetimber Demi-Sec Sparkling, guests were able to learn about and experience the impressive features, unique functions and design aspects of the LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar, from which the wine was being served.
The event also presented the perfect opportunity to introduce LG SIGNATURE Washer and Dryer to the people of the UK, an advanced laundry duo delivering the ultimate living experience to discerning individuals with both functionality and timeless aesthetics at the forefront of its design process. While a black tempered glass door and porcelain enamel coating allow it to complement any luxury setting, the LG SIGNATURE Washer and Dryer also benefits the environment with minimized noise levels and 4A-rated energy efficiency.
The concert began with incredible performances from young, talented musicians including and , followed by two unforgettable hours of The Rolling Stones rocking the stage with their all-time classics. At the end of the evening, each guest was gifted an LG SIGNATURE leather double wine holder containing two of the wines presented during its tasting event – Hoffman & Rathbone Pinot Noir and Wiston Estate Rosé NV – as well as an LG SIGNATURE-branded champagne stopper.
The event was the latest experience to present exclusive access to one of the most prestigious, in-demand events in the UK. With aesthetically pleasing LG SIGNATURE products seamlessly blending into every experience, customers can simultaneously appreciate the brilliance of the show and LG’s premium devices in one place.
Contributed by LG UK
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By News Reporter
Companies Aim to Improve the In-Vehicle Experience via Seamless Integration of
Virtual Assistant into LG’s Infotainment Solutions
SEOUL, July 28, 2022 — LG Electronics (LG) has signed a memorandum of understanding with SoundHound AI, Inc. (SoundHound), a global player in voice artificial intelligence (AI), to jointly develop advanced voice AI technology for the next-generation of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems.
The partnership will leverage LG’s innovative IVI systems and SoundHound’s advanced voice AI platform, which enables conversational voice control, to bring an up-to-dated convenience to the driver and passenger experience.
As an intelligence driven consumer electronics and IT business, LG has been trying to inspire the auto industry with new form-factors. Simultaneously, LG always pursues an innovative partner for the future of mobility.
SoundHound’s advanced voice AI platform is built on Speech-to-Meaning® and Deep Meaning Understanding® technologies. These technologies enabled the evolution of voice experience from a legacy command-and-control interface to a more intuitive conversational functionalities for drivers and passengers.
This new collaboration will also allow users to take advantage of SoundHound’s voice commerce partnerships – meaning drivers and passengers will be able to pay for gas, parking or even order food directly from their vehicles, simply by using the microphone and infotainment display. Such voice-enabled commerce could help OEMs build new revenue streams via their connected vehicles.
Voice recognition is beginning to see much wider adoption in the auto segment, after initially being available only as an optional extra in select luxury vehicle models. As safety and ease-of-use being enhanced, voice AI technology will make it possible for carmakers to provide a range of services that will allow drivers to perform a variety of tasks hands-free and without taking their eyes off the road. Its wider implementation will also improve any commute or journey for those occupying the passenger seats as well.
With the virtual assistant market expected to grow considerably over the next decade, more automakers are recognizing the need to bring voice recognition features to their vehicle programs. In order to meet the anticipated rise in demand and move the technology forward, LG has partnered with the SoundHound. The two companies aim to bring innovative, new voice functionalities and capabilities to LG’s next-gen IVI systems to change the in-vehicle experience for the better life.
“We’re excited to collaborate with SoundHound and look forward to providing new in-vehicle experiences through seamlessly integrating its voice AI platform with our latest IVI system architecture,” said Eun Seok-hyun, president of the LG Vehicle component Solutions (VS) Company. “This partnership will allow us to better meet the needs of our auto industry customers and create innovative solutions that will help driving the future of mobility.”
“Our agreement with LG will allow auto manufacturers of all sizes to deliver the kind of voice-enabled infotainment experience that users have come to expect in every part of their lives,” said Keyvan Mohajer, president and CEO of SoundHound. “We’re entering an era where people are beginning to expect to talk to devices in the way they talk to each other, and that those interactions will be helpful and proactive. This experience is enabled by the most advanced voice AI technology.”
Based in Santa Clara, California, SoundHound is a leading innovator in AI-based voice recognition and natural language processing solutions, operating across various industries including audio, telecommunications, financial services and automotive.
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By Guy Katz
this one blows my mind and I dont get how no one complains about this every day
the built in player by LG does NOT play loseless audio an can NOT pass it even via eArc !!!
the TV HW is fully capable of doing this. as an example, if you plug in an nvidia shield where the shield is the player, connect the shield to the TV via HDMI and another HDMI to the eArc straight to supporting a supporting eArc component there are no issues... its the LG Built in player that does not support it !!!
I bought my TV with eArc exactly to be able to use the built in player (connect to a NAS with my media) and enjoy Atmos.
LG, please fix this historical fiasco. its unacceptable!
thanks for reading...
english audio track problem with m2TS file format movies... (MPC-HC app support or an update for built-in Media Player)By oha
if anyone maybe knows a idea to resolve this, please share, thanx..
in Turkey.. oled55c1 media player can not play english audio track in the m2ts movie file from usb.. it will sound funny but, it seems like WebOs or its built-in Media Player is against english.. : (( it plays the m2TS audio track within the file with russian, spanish or italian but wierdly not english.. ¿¿?? when you go to audio tracks list setting there are no language titles.. the list only shows "song languages" or something like that.. and under that menu there are listings as 1, 2, 3.. it should list language audio tracks formally as it should be.. 1: English 2: Russian 3: Spanish or whatever listed in the file.. this is not only one-file problem.. As far as I know this issue exists in every 2021 and 2022 LG oled smartTVs WEBOS models and built-in media players for every m2TS file movies...
if anyone would ask; for these movie files on PC windows OS there's no problem at all.. english audio track is there.. and plus; Samsung plays this file with english audio track without any problems.. : ((((
what about installing mpc-hc on WebOs? would that resolve this issue ? possible someday ?
hope this issue will be resolved with updates soon..