AI Era, The Future Trend of Set-Top Boxes

AI Era

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first proposed by McCarthy and other scientists in 1956, marking the birth of the discipline of artificial intelligence.
At this point, human beings began to study AI technology. The purpose of the research is to expand human intelligence by exploring the essence of intelligence, so that intelligent subjects can listen (speech recognition, machine translation, etc.), see (image recognition, text recognition, etc.), speak (speech synthesis, human-machine dialogue, etc.), think (human-machine chess, expert systems, etc.), and learn (knowledge representation, etc.). Machine learning, etc.), action (robots, self-driving cars, etc.).
The development of AI technology to the present, AI involves more and more fields, more and more extensive. Our company is engaged in the audio-visual equipment industry such as set-top boxes, so we have conducted in-depth research on AI technology from several dimensions such as TV sets, projectors and set-top boxes. Let’s discuss the application of AI technology in audio and visual equipment together.

AI technology in TV, projector, set-top box application overview
It can realize natural voice dialogue, can draw, generate short videos, and can change the development trajectory of the terminal industry when applied to TV sets, projectors, and set-top boxes. It’s a whole new generation of technological revolution. More intelligent, clearer picture, truly achieve a multi-purpose smart home entertainment core hub.

1. AIGC technology advances by leaps and bounds
AIGC refers to AI Generated Content, which uses artificial intelligence technology to generate content. It is regarded as a new content creation method after PGC and UGC, which greatly reduces the cost of content creation.
For example, to play 480P movies, the set-top box can optimize video below 1080P to 4K in real time through AI algorithms. (The Ruodood Amlogic S928X/ Amlogic S928X-J has this feature).
PS: Online video because of its own effect is not good, the optimization is general, but the local video optimization is still very obvious.

After AI optimization

You can also input text, describe the scene with text, and AI generates animation through scene simulation.
Of course, you can also add voice and background music to the video, and a wonderful short video is born.
Now, the Internet has become a video network, which can provide a large number of pictures and video training materials for future AI.

2. The driving force behind AI
AI algorithms are also continuing to make breakthroughs that can achieve higher AI performance at a lower cost, and it is becoming feasible to achieve high-performance AI functions on consumer electronics.
The number of consumer electronics products is huge, the level of division of labor and competition is high, and the speed of innovation is faster. In the future, PCS, mobile phones, and even TVS will be important AI-carrying terminals.

3.AI set-top box
AI technology can improve the picture quality of set-top boxes.
Ultra high definition set-top box When connected to ultra high definition TV, HDMI output is also ultra high definition format, when receiving standard HD HD signal, image transformation to ultra high definition picture quality processing is completed in the set-top box. Due to cost constraints, the picture quality processing of set-top boxes is very weak, and it is difficult to compare with the AI-PQ in TV sets. However, with the continuous improvement of technology, it is not long before this problem is solved. If you don’t care about the cost, the problem has been solved. In simple terms, the low-end TV box is affected by the cost, and the AI processing picture quality is not very obvious, and the high-end set-top box AI processing picture quality has been greatly improved. Because the high-end set-top box calculation requirements have been resolved.

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