MediaTek has introduced a slew of AI products meant for smart home, displays, cameras and speakers at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019. The brand has unveiled MediaTek’s TV AI picture quality (PQ) technology, MT8175 AI vision platform, and MT8518 AI voice platform.
Starting with the latest MediaTek’s TV AI PQ technology, it comes loaded with interesting AI enhancements like scene detection, which also includes face detection within scenes, in Smart TVs. With this, Smart TVs will be able to distinguish between frames with people and other types of scenes like landscape, indoor scene or sports arena and the TV will automatically adjust the sharpness for enhanced picture quality. Conventional picture quality can’t preciselydistinguish each scene – between skin tones and landscapes – so it delivers a “balance” or compromises on picture quality settings.
Coming to MT8175 AI vision platform is meant for smart displays and smart cameras. This will enhance the viewing experience for these devices. The company has revealed that 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.
Lastly, the MT8518 AI voice platform is meant for smart portable speakers. The new SoC offers low power voice wakeup and streaming playback along with AI capability, including 10x longer standby time of low power voice, wake up, low power far-field command, local speaker identification and local voice command. For music streaming, MT8518’s low power playback can provide 2x longer playback time compared to previous generation solutions.