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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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I was tying to change the settings on our LG TV to enable it for HD channel reception. We found instructions on the net to configure the "area option" in the hidden menu, however, they did not work. So, we thought that we need to change the country group to be able to receive the HD channels. Although we could not change the "country group code" from 20 to an arbitrary number, we change it to 10. After that, we have not been able to change it anymore. It is struck there. I know this is ridiculous, but an LG TV expert who is working in LG customer services told us that I could not change it either and we need to replace the IC. I shocked why with a simple change in one of the TV parameters, everything is got complicated.
In details, here is the picture of the parameters currently set on the LG TV with the model number of 49LH549V-TD:
Please tell me why I could not set the "country group code" to 20 once again? It is gray meaning that is unchangeable. Any ideas will be appreciated.
I am trying to sign into my LG account on my LG C1 OLED TV. The page will not load. All I get is a constant revolving circle. Please help.
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Artistry is an apt word to describe the collaboration between LG SIGNATURE and Molteni&C S.p.A, two brands united by their exceptional aesthetic vision and long-standing design leadership. Just in time for Milan Design Week 2022, the two brands joined hands again to introduce the new definition of a perfect harmony of premium home appliances and furniture. The exclusive collaboration takes their artistry to the next level – this time, taking to the big screen.
Hide and Seek is the joint production of LG SIGNATURE and Francesca Molteni, the founder of MUSE Factory of projects. Francesca is an art director and a visual director whose fame excels far and beyond in the design and architecture films. The sophisticated seven-minute visual extravaganza showcases the partnership of LG SIGNATURE and Molteni&C and offers an engaging look into all that the two brands stand for.
On the 6th of June, a day marking the beginning of Milan Design Week, media from all around the nation gathered at the Signature Kitchen Suite Showroom Milan for an exclusive premiere viewing of Hide and Seek. True to the title, the film led attendees through a captivating adventure, portraying the magical possibilities offered through the perfect marriage of technological innovation and outstanding craftsmanship.
Vicky and Marty, two young protagonists of the film, beckon the viewers into a joyous and fanciful world. Important supporting actors are none other than LG SIGNATURE’s most notable products – LG SIGNATURE OLED R, the first-ever rollable TV, the LG SIGNATURE OLED 8K, the company’s latest and greatest addition to its diverse range of OLED offerings; premium kitchen appliances such as the LG SIGNATURE InstaView Door-in-Door Refrigerator and LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar; and the LG SIGNATURE Washer and Dryer and LG SIGNATURE Air Purifier.
The two children interact freely with the appliances, just as actors would exchange lines. Playing hide-and-seek, they explore a fantastic dreamland conceived by LG SIGNATURE’s cutting-edge innovations. All the while, the Molteni&C showroom functions as an impressive backdrop, adding a refined mood to the scene.
The guests were then led to the LG SIGNATURE zone, where they could explore all the products and brand experiences portrayed in the short film with furnishings by Molteni&C. In addition, a fully immersive and interactive virtual showroom was introduced for a unique hide-and-seek experience of their own. The innovative virtual space was launched on June 3 and is now available on the
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In the near future, the classy collaboration between LG SIGNATURE and Molteni&C will be available also at Contract Atelier in Milan, an innovative space for contract business, and Co van der Horst in Amsterdam, the boutique concept store – both sporting exclusive partners including Molteni&C.
There’s still more to come regarding LG SIGNATURE’s collaborations and projects in the design and art world – stay tuned to Beyond News for the latest.
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