THE FUTURE IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

The LG Future Talk at IFA saw LG President and CTO, I.P. Park hosting three industry experts on the stage at the Marshall House

Dino Flore, VP Technology at Qualcomm Europe; Maurice Conti, Chief Innovation Officer at Alpha; and Ralph Wiegmann, CEO of iF International Forum Design, took part in a one-hour roundtable with Mr Park, addressing the three key topics of Evolve, Connect and Open.

Maurice Conti underlined one major advantage machines have over humans: “When one machine knows a thing, then all machines can know that thing. If a little cleaning robot learns how to solve a problem in my house, the next morning, all of its cousins all around the world – because they are connected – can solve that same problem.”
Dino Flore spoke at length about future mobility, explaining that the car is the “ultimate mobile device”, adding that cars will become “homes on wheels”; concepts he will no doubt expand upon at the Shift Automotive conference next week.
Ralph Wiegmann was invited to try on virtual clothes thanks to LG’s ThinQ Fit – where one’s life- like avatar is able to try – and buy clothes.

Dr Park explained that LG’s ThinQ ecosystem is evolving: “When you see a product that carries the LG ThinQ brand, what you are seeing is not just a smart product, but part of an evolving AI-powered ecosystem. And today I am very proud to announce that ThinQ will now include not just our AI products, but also a whole range of IoT devices as well.”

Mr Conti concluded that a major shift is set to occur, wherein the power will not be held by those who have the big data, but by those who know what to do with it.


Photo: left to right – Dino Flore, VP Technology at Qualcomm Europe; Maurice Conti, Chief Innovation Officer at Alpha; and Ralph Wiegmann, CEO of iF International Forum Design; and LG President and CTO, I.P. Park