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With the world’s foremost CE trade show just days away, CE giant LG Electronics has announced that it has embedded within its core range of sets  artificial intelligence and new processors to deliver a new user experience.

LGThinQ 5Jan2019By adding ThinQ AI to its latest flagship TVs, the company claims to be taking home entertainment experience to new heights. Powered by the company’s second-generation α (Alpha) 9 Gen 2 intelligent processor and deep learning algorithm, the new models offer a higher level of AI picture and sound experience quality. The new algorithm allows LGs TVs to offer enhanced picture and sound by analysing source content as well as optimised content by recognising ambient conditions.

The sets now offer access to a selection of popular artificial intelligence services across multiple platforms, including the newly implemented Amazon Alexa in addition to the built-in Google Assistant. First available on 2018 TVs with ThinQ AI, the Google Assistant is built-in to the new line-up, delivering a streamlined experience that allows users to manage daily tasks, find answers and control compatible smart home devices. It offers conversational voice recognition and an home dashboard that makes it possible to control a wide variety of smart home devices directly from the TV.

In 2019 LG is expanding its AI partnerships to include Amazon Alexa in 2019 TVs with ThinQ AI to give customers more flexibility when it comes to voice services.

By understanding context, LG believes that the TVs allow for more complex requests meaning users won’t have to make a series of repetitive commands to get the desired results. The service will be available on LG TVs with ThinQ AI in over 140 countries.

The α9 Gen 2 processor applied in LG’s Z9, W9, E9 and C9 series of OLED TVs is designed to heightens picture and sound quality with a deep learning algorithm recognising content source quality and the determining the best upgrade method for optimal visual output.

In addition to content source detection, the new processor finely adjusts the tone mapping curve in accordance with ambient conditions to offer optimised screen brightness, using its ability to understand how the human eye perceives images in different lighting. The processor uses the TV’s ambient light sensor to measure light levels, automatically adjusting brightness to compensate as needed. The α9 Gen 2 AI can further refine HDR content by adjusting the brightness to transform dark scenes into ones with added contrast, detail and depth of colour.

LG’s 8K 88-inch Z9 OLED TV is said to boast higher processing capabilities for delivering the most realistic picture quality