The companies will develop technologies for Meta-Homes and Digital Humans.
Santiago, Chile. October 2022 — LG Electronics signed a memorandum of understanding with Unity, the world’s leading platform for real-time 3D content creation and operation, for the development of meta-homes and digital humans.
Meta-Homes will allow users to create a highly accurate ‘digital twin’ of their personal space, making it possible to spend time in a dynamic virtual version of their own home. All LG products installed in the user’s actual home can be found inside. In addition, any adjustments the user makes to the settings, features or functions of their LG devices within the digital environment will be reflected in the real world, providing an innovative, convenient control method and a new pleasant experience for the customer.
Users can also personalize their digital residence by rearranging furniture and appliances, and meet other Meta-Home users around the world to share personal tips and experiences on using LG’s advanced lifestyle solutions.
On top of that, they will feature ultra-realistic digital humans that can detect when users need assistance by offering timely support. For example, if they need help managing a specific device feature. Through the integration of LG’s speech recognition, natural language processing and contextual learning technologies, as well as the sophisticated Unity engine used in various industries, these digital assistants will be able to communicate in a uniquely natural way.
In addition to their conversation skills, the virtual occupants of the Meta-Homes will make interactions feel more “human” thanks to their realistic facial expressions and gestures appropriate to the situation.
“Meta-Home will leverage LG’s advanced technologies with digital humans and deep understanding of consumers and the home environment, plus Unity’s unmatched capabilities in real-time 3D content and computer graphics, to deliver true innovation in customer experience,” said Dr. Kim Byoung-hoon, CTO and Executive Vice President of LG Electronics.