CAPE CANAVERAL: At the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which opens on Thursday in Las Vegas, the most recent advancements in artificial intelligence in everything from automobiles to robots to household appliances will be on full display.
Tens of thousands of attendees are hoping for a return to the jam-packed halls and rapid-fire deal-making that were once the hallmarks of the annual gadget extravaganza after the pandemic forced them to switch from hybrid to virtual in 2021.
According to Techspotential analyst Avi Greengart, “it was a shadow of itself in 2022 – empty halls, no meetings in hotel rooms.”
“Now, (we anticipate) crowds, difficulty moving about, and meetings behind closed doors — which is what a trade show is all about,” The CES show authoritatively opens on Jan 5, however organizations will start to strive for the spotlight with the most recent tech wizardry as soon as Tuesday.
CES will be spread over in excess of 18 sections of land, from the rambling Las Vegas Conference hall to structures set up in parking areas. Sin City’s banquet halls and ballrooms will be used to boost business.
Analysts anticipate that next-generation automobiles, trucks, boats, farm machinery, and even flying machines will attract attention because transportation computing is now the new frontier.
Kevan Yalowitz, Accenture’s head of platform strategy, stated, “It will feel almost like you are at an auto show.”
Because cars now come equipped with operating systems that are comparable to those found in smartphones or laptop computers, Accenture anticipates that approximately 40% of vehicles on the road by 2040 will require remote software updates.
Apps and online entertainment are also coming with connected cars, as developers try to get passengers’ attention with streaming or on-board shopping services. Greengart stated that AI-enhanced electric vehicles will also be on display “in a big way.” According to Rob Enderle, an independent tech analyst, “personalized flying machines have really been the talk.” They are basically drones that carry humans.
Despite widespread criticism that the billionaire CEO is overinvesting in an unproven sector, immersive virtual worlds known as the metaverse, led by Zuckerberg’s Meta, are seen by some as the future of the ever-evolving internet.
Virtual reality headgear with the goal of transporting people to the metaverse is expected to once again be a major theme at CES.
In an effort to persuade those who have doubted the company’s decision to move to the metaverse, Meta, which used to be known as Facebook, will provide invited guests with the opportunity to test its most recent virtual reality headset, the Oculus Quest.
Mixed reality gear, blockchain technology, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), among other things, are expected to be included in products or services marketed as being part of the next generation of the internet, also known as “Web 3.”
Web 3 commitments a more decentralized web where tech goliaths, large business or states never again hold all the keys to life on the web.
According to Creative Strategies analyst Carolina Milanesi, “the idea of how we are going to connect is going to be part of the big trend at CES.”