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CES 2019 Liveblog: LG Keynote

Philip Palermo

Philip Palermo

Lead Senior Editor - For the Home

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LG Keynote Update 26

Monday, January 7th, 7:34 p.m.

Park wraps up the LG keynote recapping LG’s vision for intelligent living.

LG wants to connect all our devices under a singular intelligent system. This connected environment will help us feel at home wherever we go, evolving as smart cities.

Park hopes LG will go beyond its current role as a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics and become a “lifestyle innovator.”

LG Keynote Update 25

Monday, January 7th, 7:26 p.m.

Dr. He risk I. Christensen is on the stage with Park as they talk about AI. As they talk, CLOi brings them beers.

LG Keynote Update 24

Monday, January 7th, 7:24 p.m.

The robot is back to tell us how LG CLOi robots are changing our relationship with AI. CLOi is telling jokes before introducing the final video.

Oh hey! World’s colliding! Mark’s back and talking to CLOi. He’s on his date wth Olivia! What an exciting turn of events. CLOi is the server at this restaurant?

Mark’s being pretty rude to CLOi suggesting banana pancakes. Honestly, banana pancakes sound pretty good…

Now he ordered two more orders of banana pancakes (another one for himself and one for Olivia, who was late). That’s a lot of pancakes for one man.

LG got us with these videos. We’re more than a little bit invested and excited for a future filled with CLOi robots.

LG Keynote Update 23

Monday, January 7th, 7:19 p.m.

Qualcomm discusses its partnership with LG and “a unifying connectivity fabric for transportation.”

The transition to 5G introduces vehicle-to-everything communications, meaning your car will connect with infrastructure as well as other cars to share intention and sensor data for predictable, coordinated autonomous driving.

The end goal is safer, more convenient transportation.

LG Keynote Update 22

Monday, January 7th, 7:10 p.m.

Park introduces the EVP of automotive from Luxoft, Alwin Bakkenes.

LG Keynote Update 21

Monday, January 7th, 7:08 p.m.

Park stresses the importance of open collaboration to combine strengths and offer the best possible experiences to customers. Park references WebOS, LG’s open source platform for developing smart devices. WebOS will now be the platform for autonomous vehicle innovation.

Park announces open access to LG ThinQ to developers across the world.

LG Keynote Update 20

Monday, January 7th, 7:05 p.m.

LG’s vision for the automotive industry includes the ability to shop, relax, eat, and drink while we’re driven from point A to point B.

LG Keynote Update 19

Monday, January 7th, 7:04 p.m.

Park teases what LG is doing about autonomous vehicles. We’re watching another video about what the future of the automotive industry might look like. Side note: we’re following Mark and his sister in these videos. His sister wants him to go on a date with a woman named Olivia. To be determined on if he’ll find love. Hopefully LG gives us a resolution.

LG Keynote Update 18

Monday, January 7th, 6:59 p.m.

Dr. Andrew Ng, CEO of Landing AI, walks us through AI trends:

1. Small data: Modern AI works best if you have a lot of data, but if you’re using a washing machine you don’t want to have to do thousands of loads of laundry. Small data means you AI doesn’t need “big data” to learn our preferences.
2. Learning at the edge: Learning happens right in the washing machine rather than off in the cloud. Rather than your washing machine needing to ship data off to the cloud, it will learn locally. This helps keep your data private.
3. Life long learning: Your devices will learn continuously by themselves and get smarter day by day. Even if you move to a new home in a year, it’ll learn your how your new home functions and evolve.

While we have privacy concerns, Ng’s #2 trend is promising. It’ll be interesting to see how learning at the edge develops alongside AI and how secure this truly is.

LG Keynote Update 17

Monday, January 7th, 6:55 p.m.

Park explains that for this kind of interaction to be meaningful, AI has to really know us (our habits, preferences, and emotions). This enables AI to think for us rather than pouring out information. The more we use them, the more they learn and understand us.

The question still stands: Do we want this relationship? How are privacy concerns addressed?

LG Keynote Update 16

Monday, January 7th, 6:53 p.m.

CLOi tells us how LG washing machines will learn our typical laundry load and use our schedule to determine what kind of cycle it should use based on our preferences and how much time we have.

LG Keynote Update 15

Monday, January 7th, 6:51 p.m.

The robot is back on stage. Officially on CLOi-watch.

LG Keynote Update 14

Monday, January 7th, 6:50 p.m.

LG is showing a video of how its smart products harness AI to create a smart home that’s right out of the Jetsons. Think a smart assistant that knows your schedule (like when your sister is visiting) and orders her preferred milk. Think a washer/dryer that knows your schedule and automatically starts your laundry for you. A mirror that suggests what you should wear.

LG Keynote Update 13

Monday, January 7th, 6:48 p.m.

AI will connect seamlessly with our lifestyles through every possible touchpoint.


How LG will shape a new vision of AI for electronics.

LG Keynote Update 12

Monday, January 7th, 6:46 p.m.

AI enabled self-healing machines will detect malfunctions and automatically fix them without slowing down functionality.

LG Keynote Update 11

Monday, January 7th, 6:44 p.m.

“AI needs to become truly intelligent and not just an extension of computation. AI needs to become more like humans.” -Peter Diamandis

Auto-magical is the phrase of the night.

LG Keynote 10

Monday, January 7th, 6:42 p.m.

AI will monitor us 24/7, making us the “CEO of our own health.” Do we want to be monitored 24/7? Still not sold on this level of connectivity. Could this be too much of a good thing?

LG Keynote Update 9

Monday, January 7th, 6:40 p.m.

CLOi is watching us as we watch the keynote…should we be nervous?

LG Keynote Update 8

Monday, January 7th, 6:39 p.m.

AI is helping make our world better. Auto and airline fatality rates are decreasing. Our quality of life is improving.

LG Keynote Update 7

Monday, January 7th, 6:37 p.m.

First robotic cospeaker at a CES keynote LG CLOi — Shocking to see a huge robot talking on the stage. We’d question if the exhaustion is making us see things were it not for the round of applause.

LG Keynote Update 7

Monday, January 7th, 6:36 p.m.

Park follows up that question with, “How much better? And better how?”

Since the 1970s, we’ve reduced the amount time spent on housework by about 75%. But that wave of progress is slowing down. In that same time, the amount of cognitive labor has increased.

LG Keynote Update 6

Monday, January 7th, 6:34 p.m.

DR. IP Park, President and Chief Technology Officer of LG, comes out to major applause. Hoping we get some interesting insights into LG’s AI.

Park asks, “Is technology making your life better?”

LG Keynote Update 5

Monday, January 7th, 6:30 p.m.

President and CEO of CES, Gary Shapiro, takes the stage to welcome us to CES 2019. Getting everyone hyped about the show floor opening tomorrow morning.

LG Update 4

Monday, January 7th, 6:28 p.m.

We started our day with LG and now we’re ending it with LG. This is a true full circle moment.

LG Keynote Update 3

Monday, January 7th, 6:21 p.m.

We’ve been sitting here so long that we cycled through LG’s playlist. Ten minutes to go!

LG Keynote Update 2

Monday, January 7th, 5:58 p.m.

About 30 minutes to go and more people are filing in. A sneak peek at just how close we are to the stage.

LG Keynote Update 1

Monday, January 7th, 5:48 p.m.

We have front row seats to the LG Keynote. Our last live blog of the day and we’re feeling wiped. Excited to see if LG has anything else up their sleeves after their iconic rollable TV announcement this morning.

Join us from 6:30-7:30PM PST as we cover LG’s keynote event at CES 2019. The company’s already — well — rolled out its eyre-catching Signature OLED TV R, so what else could the company talk about? Find out with us tonight!

Check out all the latest CES 2019 news here.

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