LG regularly places a focus on camera performance with its smartphones, and today announced a some new camera-centric features that utilize artificial intelligence (AI).
LG plans to introduce new smartphone AI technologies at this year’s MWC, which will kick off at the start of February. The two new AI technologies are called Vision AI and Voice AI.
Vision AI can automatically analyze objects and recommend the best shooting mode for them. LG says that Vision AI takes into consideration the angle of view, color, reflections, backlighting, and saturation levels when it recommends the best setting. To help Vision AI learn, LG analyzed more than 100 million images to develop image recognition algorithms.
Additionally, Vision AI can give you shopping advice using object recognition. The AI tech can tell you where to buy an item for the lowest price, recommend similar products, perform an image search, and scan a QR code.
Rounding out Vision AI is a new low-light shooting mode that can automatically brighten images in dim environments. LG explains that Vision AI measures the brightness of the actual image that’ll be captured, which helps to result in more accurate brightness levels.
Also announced today is Voice AI, which includes nine new voice commands for Google Assistant. These include support for panoramic photos, food photos, QR code scanning, and shopping search.
LG plans to showcase its new Vision AI and Voice AI technologies in “the 2018 version of the V30″. Rumors have suggested that this device will be called the LG V30s and, in addition to its AI features, will offer more built-in storage than the standard V30.
LG does say that “certain AI features” will be available on existing LG phones through software updates, but it doesn’t say which features will be pushed to other devices or which devices they will be.