KAONMEDIA STB with AI home assistant deployed by Korea Telecom

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 
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The artificial intelligence (AI) TV set-top box manufactured by KAONMEDIA has been successfully commercialized by Korea Telecom

SUNGNAM, Korea — The artificial intelligence (AI) TV set-top box manufactured by KAONMEDIA has been successfully commercialized by Korea Telecom (KT Corporation).

GiGA Genie, IP set-top box with AI home assistant service, provides home assistant & home IoT services along with TV set-top box feature.

Like other AI devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, GiGA Genie recognizes user’s voice and provides services in accordance with voice command. Its voice recognition reaches almost 95%, and its natural language processing and deep learning technologies enable users to communicate and control devices without time lag.

However, GiGA Genie shows stronger interaction with users as it adds up video centric services via TV screen while other AI devices are audio centric.

GiGA Genie services are mainly divided into media, home assistant, and home IoT services.

Its media services provide the quality of content including 4K UHD, VoD, and music streaming within AI system. Thus, users can change channel, control volume, and be recommended on programs by simply asking GiGA Genie. In addition, AI home assistant services make smart life available. These services embrace scheduling, checking weather, finding transportation info, ordering food delivery, and calling a taxi in daily life and all services can be displayed on TV screen. This unique way of communication through TV screen gives more effectiveness to users. Additionally, GiGA Genie connects multiple IoT devices as well, so users are able to control all home IoT devices including door lock, web cam, gas valve, and air purifier at once.

Meanwhile, the speaker is especially co-branded with Harman-Kardon who is well known for an audio solution provider. The speaker performs 35W with 20W woofer and provides crystal clear sound so that users can enjoy premium sound while they watch TV, stream music, and speak on the video call.

As GiGA Genie services open up new paradigm, the AI set-top box will be another solution for innovation and monetization for Pay TV operators.

Links: KAONMEDIA; KT Corp