CES 2019: MediaTek unveils AI-powered Smart Home products
With the aim to focus on smart home, the chipmaker MediaTek unveils product based on AI. (Photo: File)

: With the aim to focus on smart home, the chipmaker MediaTek unveils product based on AI including smart television, smart display screen, smart cameras and smart speakers.

“AI is reshaping how we interact with technology, from taking pictures on our phones to checking the weather on our voice assistants, streaming content on our TVs and navigating in our cars. MediaTek’s high performance and power efficient solutions are ideally suited to meet the processing needs of AI devices,” said Jerry Yu, Sr. Corporate Vice President of MediaTek’s Intelligent Devices business unit.

“We have been seeing that AI is moving beyond voice to vision, and from the cloud to the edge, so MediaTek is supporting a wide range of AI capabilities on voice assistant devices (VAD), including smart devices with a display and camera. Our latest AI innovations are bringing consumers a better viewing experience with our TV AI PQ technology, faster and more precise image capturing quality with MT8175 for smart displays and smart cameras, and more seamless processing between cloud and edge in VAD with MT8518, enabling our customers to take advantage of the big opportunity to bring voice assistants to the portable speaker market.”

“Voice assistants integrated with displays and cameras will bring users a more interactive experience and even more useful capabilities thanks to MediaTek’s MT8175 AI vision platform,” said Yu. “In addition to enhancing the viewing experience, MT8175 equips devices with the latest image signal processing (ISP) and AI process unit (APU) technologies to make image capturing faster, clearer and with lower power consumption.”

“Our customers are very excited about the edge AI and low power capabilities of MT8518,” said Yu. “The low power voice wake-up to extend battery life is a big breakthrough in the portable smart speaker market, along with our PowerAQTM, the powerful acoustic tuning tool which has been adopted by many audio brands for superior audio quality.”

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