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LG partners with SoundHound

LG Electronics has signed a memorandum of understanding with SoundHound AI a global player in voice artificial intelligence (AI), jointly to develop advanced voice AI technology for the next-generation of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems. The partnership will leverage LG’s IVI systems and SoundHound’s advanced voice AI platform, which enables conversational voice control, to bring an […]

July 28, 2022

Study: Smart speaker ads build deeper connections

Smart speaker advertising generates powerful responses in the human brain that can help build deeper connections between brands and consumers, according to research from Neuro-Insight, commissioned by Octave Audio, Say It Now and Xaxis. The study investigated consumer engagement in a 30-60 second conversation with a voice assistant and compared brain responses with standard broadcast […]

July 20, 2022

Study: Smart TVs, gaming lead video accessibility

According to research by Interpret, smart TV makers and gaming companies have been some of the most aggressive in the entertainment arena to bring new accessibility features to market. While innovations related to visual disabilities have been among the most plentiful, new capabilities for auditory and physical / mobility have also emerged. Improvements for cognitive […]

April 8, 2022

Report: 886% increase in AI usage

iconik, a cloud-native, SaaS media management solution, has released its annual media stats report detailing trends within its user-base for SaaS media management and video. This year’s report shows a dramatic increase in the use of AI services for media management, such as visual AI analysis and voice-to-text transcriptions. It also demonstrates further transition to […]

February 1, 2022

Disruptel, TCL partnership

Disruptel, the interactive TV and AI innovator, has announced a partnership with TCL, the consumer electronics brand. Through the partnership, the two companies will develop new AI-powered features, enabling users to see information related to what’s on-screen and ask questions about what they’re watching. Disruptel has developed an AI platform that processes and understands video […]

January 12, 2022

Forecast: Smart TV VA transactions near $500m in 2023

A study from Juniper Research has found that spend through voice assistant-enabled smart TVs will reach nearly $500 million (€432.2m) in 2023; a sharp increase from the $126 million expected in 2021. This growth reflects how voice assistants are becoming context‑dependent sales portals, as well as information and control systems, and smart TVs will bring […]

October 11, 2021

Universal Electronics voice-enabled remote controls for latest Astro STB

Universal Electronics, a global player in wireless universal control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices, has begun providing voice-enabled remote controls to Astro for its latest generation Ultra set-top box. Astro is Malaysia’s leading content and consumer company, serving 5.7 million or 74 percent of Malaysian households, across TV, radio, digital and commerce platforms. […]

September 23, 2021

Plume shares smart home insights

Personalised smart services specialist Plume has released data and insights into smart home trends resulting from increases in the number of devices, types of devices, hours used and data used across smart homes. This comes as it surpasses what it says is a major milestone: more than 1 billion unique client devices have been managed […]

July 22, 2021By Colin Mann