AI camera tech in LG V30S was developed with EyeEm, which beat Google last year

Peter, 24 February 2018

LG launched its own artificial intelligence platform – ThinQ – and it brought it to phones with the new LG V30S ThinQ. Among its new features is AI CAM, a layer of artificial smarts on top of the camera viewfinder. It recognizes what’s in the scene and adjusts the camera settings accordingly.

AI CAM was done in collaboration with EyeEm and its Vision API. The company’s app was recently featured on Google’s Android Excellence list, but there’s more to it than that – EyeEm’s image recognition is better than Google’s.

A benchmark performed last year graded multiple algorithms on how accurately they can describe a photo with keywords – light, dark, smile, nature, sports, cityscapes and so on. EyeEm scored 80% accuracy while Google’s and Microsoft’s algorithms tied for second at 78%.



Reader comments

  • black sheep
  • 28 Feb 2018
  • KAE

you know who uses these modes. The one who knows how to use manual mode doesn't require any of these modes and the price that sony asks for its devices you easily get flagship phones with better user interface and full manual modes in camera which pu...

  • OmNom
  • 28 Feb 2018
  • Q5T

I like LG Camera's my self! Always enjoyed them

  • DSLR too bulky
  • 25 Feb 2018
  • PEB

Oh well, phone cameras. So far LG V30 is on top of the line, 2nd is Mate 10 Pro, 3rd is Pixel. I've used all three and tested them (I own a Pixel, my colleagues got the others, they're photographers too and they sometimes prefer something that fits i...

Popular articles


Popular devices

Electric Vehicles