Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Science | By Hubert Green

Google & Amazon Square Up At CES For Brutal Voice Battle

Google & Amazon Square Up At CES For Brutal Voice Battle

Samsung introduced new televisions, home appliances, laptops and auto technology, and announced all its consumer products will be AI-enabled by 2020 - and said its Galaxy S9 smartphone will be introduced in February.

The rare blackout follows rains that had shuttered some events at the show, whose location in the Nevada desert usually offers visitors a respite from snow and frigid temperatures elsewhere in the country. This year, more than 900 start-ups will exhibit at Eureka Park, a 50 per cent increase on last year. "If our extension cord went over there we'd be out of power".

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.

The sports zone will bring together trends that have appeared at CES over the years: wearables, augmented reality, sensors and apps for quantifying physical activity. Using that technology anyone sportsperson can measure real-time injury, recovery and performance status.

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.

Companion robots are also on the rise, though perhaps a few years behind.

With CES about to swing into gear, and Google apparently gearing up for a personal assistant blitz at the event, we've been thinking pretty hard about how Google Assistant has integrated itself into our lives. "At what point do these conversations turn into relationships?" The official CES 2018 dates are January 9th to 12th and here's what businesses and consumers can expect from the colossal conclave this year.

"Clearly, we don't want self-driving vehicles to hesitate for even a millisecond, so we are going to need 5G", Koenig said.

Genuinely innovative gadgets that are destined for mass adoption are the exception, not the rule at CES. We're talking way more than heart rates or step counts, think health tags that can disappear into various pieces of clothing, new devices that can monitor how healthy your hair is, or even a mod for your phone that can track blood pressure, SPO2 and more.

We'll report back with the best, the worst, and the most dumfounding from Las Vegas throughout the week.

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