KT’s AI-based set-top box GiGa Genie attracts 500,000 users in a year

2018.01.12 13:48:43

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KT said its TV set-top box equipped with voice-activated AI system has been supplied to 500,000 viewers in its first year amid increased demand for video-based functions and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV).

According to KT on Thursday, its subscribers to GiGa Genie that provides media service linked to the company’s IPTV service Olleh TV topped 500,000. The AI-activated TV set-top box that was released in January last year reached 100,000 by June.

On top of typical voice-activated functions, KT has enhanced its set-top box to satisfy increasing customers’ demands. Now GiGa Genie allows users to enjoy a wide range of media services linked to the company’s IPTV service, music streaming service, and AI-base home service.

Its natural language processing and deep-learning technologies make it possible to remember the user’s previous orders in responding to new ones and interpret complicated commands. With the set-top box, users can use banking services, make food delivery orders and check the news.

By Kim Gyu-sik and Lee Ha-yeon

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