No. 4: Immersive Audio Gets Smarter
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into TV is making a big impact on audio experiences. AI-enabled TVs are analyzing room conditions for factors such as background noise and assessing the characteristics of a program’s audio in real time resulting in continuously adjusting and optimizing its output.
No. 5: 5G Focus Ramps Up
5G phones, devices, and chips — everyone was talking about them. Most important is that 5G will allow for a high-speed deep data connection to the cloud from anywhere. This capability will be a future enabler for numerous AI applications, and particularly critical for use cases such as communications between self-driving cars and between those cars and a central database system.
No. 6: AI Use Cases Expand
Of all the things at CES with a sci-fi look and feel, I found the use of AI-enabled facial recognition to facilitate targeted advertising to individuals was the most striking. (Creepy?) The integration of AI into computers to enable real-time optimization based on current activity was less striking but definitely significant.
No. 7: Wearables Transform Healthcare?
Wearables at CES were most interesting this year because they were positioned by some vendors as a next step in healthcare. Rather than – or in addition to? – scheduling regular health checkups, people theoretically can take advantage of monitoring technology within wearables to alert them if bio data suggests a problem and that a doctor’s visit might be appropriate. The data goes beyond just EKG data, and it’s clear that more functionality for personal health monitoring is on the way.
No. 8: Startups Show Up at CES
CES stats reveal that there were 1,200 startups in Eureka Park and they came from all around the world. Their ideas ranged from great to good to terrible, but it was exciting to see so many innovative young companies, 315 of which came from France! (Thanks to the generous French government startup development program)
No. 9: Smart Home Hits Home
Do you ever feel like no one is listening to you? Well, that’s about to change. Invest in smart home devices, networked and voice-controlled, and you’ll always have an audience! Companies such as Amazon and Google highlighted their solutions at CES this year by doubling their exhibition space.
No. 10: CES 2019 Was a Hit
The numbers for CES 2019 were good! According to the CES, this year’s show featured more than 4,500 exhibitors and drew an estimated 188,000 attendees, 63,000 of whom came from outside the U.S.