LG Works with DSP Concepts on Voice-Enabled TV

DSP Concepts, creator of the Audio Weaver development framework, worked with LG Electronics to bring the TalkTo audio front end for improved voice pick-up and speech recognition to the new LG Objet TV.

DSP Concepts used the Audio Weaver design platform to craft a custom solution for LG based on the TalkTo audio front end.

This LG premium television features two microphones arranged with a front-facing linear geometry. For user commands, the TV uses the keyword "Hi LG". It will initially be available in South Korea, using LG's proprietary automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology to recognize commands in Korean.

"Consumers expect their voice-enabled devices to understand their commands despite the presence of background noise," said Hojun Nam, head of the HE R&D Lab at LG Electronics, in a statement. "With a visually stunning design featuring a moveable fabric cover, the 65ART90 is meant to entertain from a comfortable distance and can be paired with LG soundbars or multichannel home theater systems.  The TalkTo solution was the perfect choice for high-accuracy voice pickup together with noise interference reduction."

"TalkTo combines advanced signal processing techniques that accurately filter the audio signal detected by the TV's microphones. This significantly improves accuracy and makes for a much more reliable and satisfying user experience," said Chin Beckmann, CEO and co-founder of DSP Concepts, in a statement. "The key feature is that a viewer can sit in front of a loud television and speak their commands without having to raise their voice."

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