[THE INVESTOR] LG Electronics said on Aug. 24 it will install the Google Assistant voice recognition program in its major TVs in more countries, along with its own artificial intelligence platform Deep ThinQ to provide users with a wider scope of convenient features.
The company, which first applied Google Assistant on TVs released in the United States in May, said it will apply the Google program on products released in other regions, including Korea, Germany, Britain and Canada. The total number of countries to get the program will reach eight by the end of 2018.
LG said its Google Assistant-equipped TVs will support not only English but German, French, Spanish and Korean.
The tech giant said it plans to demonstrate how its TVs can connect to Google’s translation, map and other services in different languages during the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin tech exhibition, which kicks off next week.
Users can access information, such as on the weather, popular restaurants and the results of sports events, by pressing a button on the remote control of LG‘s AI TV while giving voice commands.
Consumers also can create their own schedules on Google Calendar.
LG added the AI TVs can connect to Amazon’s speaker Echo, which is currently available in the US and Britain.
The company added it will continue to expand its AI services under its three major visions: open platform, open partnership and open connectivity.
By Song Seung-hyun and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)