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SK Broadband builds TV around AI, setting a future trend?

Leading a charge against North America and Europe in the voice technology market, South Korean operator SK Broadband has launched a new IPTV service based on its artificial intelligence (AI) system Nugu, unveiled by parent company SK Telecom in 2016 after years of development – with a few clever tricks up its sleeve. Having shipped around 10,000 of its voice-controlled smart speaker devices a month since early 2017, including a full integration with SK Telecom’s TV service BTV, the operator has taken the plunge by making Nugu an integral component of how TV is viewed. It has therefore built a new TV offering around AI, rather than the other way around – technologies which have been in the works since…

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