Voice assistants and latest AI advances to dominate CES in Las Vegas

Saturday, 13 Jan, 2018

CES THROUGH HISTORY: THE MOST NOTABLE LAUNCHESCES is now in its 51st year, and attracted 184,279 worldwide exhibitors and attendees in 2017.

CES is historically home to technology advancements and prototypes from the likes of Google, Samsung and Silicon Valley start ups, however this year commercial road transport solutions aim to steal the show.

In addition to cutting-edge consumer technologies, this year's CES attendees can also - as usual - expect to see offbeat, concept, and odd innovations.

"We expect a further deluge of pseudo-artificial intelligence devices at CES 2018, continuing the theme of faintly ridiculous products such as the "intelligent" toothbrush that emerged at last year's show", he added. Do you mix and match Bixby with Alexa on a Galaxy S8 and Echo, or are you a Google Assistant purist? "We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience", said the Consumer Technology Association, the group that organizes the show, in a statement.

United Nations just reported to the media that they are pretending that about 60% of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2030.

"These devices are growing rapidly with lots of consumer interest", said Mike Vorhaus, president of Magid Advisors consultancy. Now firms are pushing hardware and software for professional sports.

Thanks to Alexa's unparalleled triumph as the go-to user-friendly AI for third parties, featuring in everything from cars, fridges, smartphones and smart TVs to washing machines speakers from other companies, other companies aren't as interested in creating rival AIs as they are developing products to take advantage of the existing ones. One category to watch is mobile service robots, which can handle deliveries and other simple tasks. That's because the focus has shifted from the latest vehicle design and how they drive, to the technology inside. Self-driving attributes are the most prominent attraction, but this season there'll also be an emphasis on the idea 5G networks will affect driving, says Koenig. That will include things like low-latency mobile broadband in your vehicle. That's OK. One of the most enjoyable parts of the show is finding goofy and odd hardware.

CES will also be livestreamed for fans who can't make it to Las Vegas and want to get in on the action.