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AI enhanced content coming to future Android TVs

TCL promises dynamic AI content enhancements, 4K content upscaling, and dynamic audio adjustments for upcoming Android TVs.

Published onSeptember 3, 2020

TCL AIPQ Engine Gen2

Whenever an event like IFA rolls around, the artificial intelligence buzzword emerges to dazzle prospective customers and investors. However, the number of actually impressive use cases for AI is increasing. TCL, one of the industry’s biggest TV brands, showcased the AI capabilities of its second-generation AiPQ Engine onstage at IFA. Get ready for Android TV and other smart TVs with AI enhancements in the near future.

TCL’s little chip leverages machine learning capabilities to recognize parts of video content, such as landscape backgrounds or faces to ensure accurate skin mapping. The AI processor can also adjust audio playback based on the scene content or music. It can also increase or lower volume based on ambient sounds in your living room. TCL also envisions this being used to dynamically upscale 4K content using super-resolution enhancements.

The bottom line is that this AI display processor can detect and enhance both audio and visual content dynamically, rather than relying on adaptive presets and standard settings. The video embedded below showcases some of the processor’s features.

It looks pretty nifty, especially when combined with TCLs other TV innovations. These include QLED and mini LED display technology, living room hands-free voice controls, and pop-up cameras for making calls and chatting on social media. Keep an eye out future TCL Android TVs sporting these enhanced AI capabilities.

See also: AI-enhanced displays are coming to affordable smartphones

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