The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held each year in January in Las Vegas is a premier electronics convention held annually to showcase exceptional technological advancements in the consumer electronics industry. This year, the 4-day event that ran from January 5-8, 2017 marked its 50th anniversary with 3,886 exhibitors showcasing a myriad of revolutionary technology trends and cutting-edge devices that will drive the future of technology globally.

Needless to say, Amazon’s artificial intelligence voice assistant ‘Alexa’ has been the star of the show, as a number of next-generation Alexa-enabled devices were showcased at the event, including smart home devices, automobiles. and voice-controlled robots. Alexa, which has overtaken Google Assistant and Siri, can be programmed to perform multiple functions, such as starting the car, locking doors, adjusting thermostats, controlling lights, and finding locations.

Now let’s shed light on the futuristic innovations witnessed at CES 2017 that will have a huge impact for years to come.

1. Technological innovations in smartphones: Qualcomm introduced its latest processor called Snapdragon 835 to revolutionize mobile technology. Snapdragon 835 aims to bring high dynamic range to smartphones in addition to facilitating a better virtual experience by improving sight and sound for mobile virtual reality. The new processor will also allow smartphones to produce high-resolution photos even in low light conditions. It will also facilitate a faster connection by paving the way to the 5G network. In addition, the chip also ensures longer battery life as it consumes 50% less power compared to Snapdragon 801. Additionally, the 835’s built-in biometric sensors promise increased security for smartphone users.

The world’s first “H2” molecular sensor smartphone was also unveiled at CES. This 6-inch Android phone can scan any object to provide you with instant information about its chemical composition, be it food or medicine.

2. A glimpse into the future 5G: Qualcomm demonstrated the many ways its technology will power the future of 5G. At CES, Qualcomm CEO Stephen Mollenkopf stated that 5g will be an innovative network that will support a wide range of devices with exceptional speed and scale. In addition, it will have a significant impact on the world economy.

At the convention, the American technology company Intel also launched its 5G modem that can deliver 5G in both the millimeter wave spectrum and the 6 GHz bands. In addition to this, Intel also introduced its new 5G automotive platform called Intel Go to support automated driving.

3. Cloud-based innovations: CES 2017 also witnessed numerous cloud-based announcements. Nvidia caught the attention of PC gamers by launching its ‘GeForce Now’ cloud program for PC and Mac that will allow gamers to transform their PC into a sophisticated gaming platform to stream and play the latest games of their choice.

In addition to this, the world’s first cloud-based keyboard ‘the 5Q’ also made its debut at the event. The special function of this keyboard is that it will be connected to the cloud and will display color-coded email notifications, sports updates and stock quotes on the keyboard keys.

Four. Artificial intelligence (AI) stole the show: AI certainly took center stage during CES 2017. AI has been featured as an integral part of just about everything, from smart jeans that show directions and smart pet collars to feel your pet’s emotions, to smart gloves for stroke victims and smart vehicles. These computerized brains are empowering humans to replicate virtual worlds as well as equipping computers with the intelligence to understand the real world.

· AI-powered carsAuto companies are targeting AI-powered vehicles as the day is not far off when customers will be looking for self-driving cars. Smart automakers will soon introduce cars powered by artificial intelligence that can generate their own emotions because soon customers will opt for cars with which they can establish the best emotional relationship. CES 2017 saw the launch of many AI-powered emotional cars, including Honda’s NeuV that features HANA (Honda’s Automated Network Assistant) to personalize the driver experience. HANA’s facial recognition technology and heart rate monitor help the electric car understand your happy and melancholic mood. You can also suggest music based on your mood as well as remembering your favorite places like cafes, parks, etc.

Toyota also launched its futuristic car, the “Concept-I”, powered by artificial intelligence technology that can understand the needs of the driver and passengers. Similarly, Nvidia unveiled its autonomous car system called Drive PX designed to understand the driver’s mood, the car’s environment, and find out what’s going on inside the car.

· AI-powered health technology devices: In order to bring advanced technology and new-age thinking into the exercise routine of fitness fans, fitness technology companies unveiled a range of sophisticated wearable fitness devices at CES. For example, Boltt, a Mumbai-based fitness tech company, introduced AI-powered fitness trackers, stride-sensor built-in smart shoes, and a virtual health assistant named “B” that provides users with real-time feedback. and voice counseling on health and fitness. .

The show also showcased digestive trackers to help users determine the type of diet that is ideal for their body, and an integrated smart hairbrush with sensors that can detect how you brush your hair so you can train your hair to brush properly using sending data. to your connected smartphone.

The world’s first smart toothbrush, Kolibree Ara, was also unveiled at the fair. It has deep machine learning algorithms to understand and provide feedback on your brushing habits, even if you are not connected to your smartphone. Additionally, CES 2017 also saw the launch of the Sleep Number 360 bed, which has been designed to prevent snoring.

5. Humanoid robots: CES 2017 also introduced the world to the mind-blowing capabilities of human-like robots. At the event, LG presented three robots to mow the lawn, take care of your daily chores and welcome you at the airport. In addition to this, quite a few educational robots were also on display at the children’s event. In addition, there were many humanoid robots designed to make your coffee, fold clothes, serve candy, sing lullabies to your children, and take photos of your pet when you are away. The world’s first robotic suitcase, Cowarobot, also stole the spotlight, as this four-wheeled suitcase with a laser and camera can follow its owner like a puppy.

These are some of the futuristic trends that were witnessed at CES 2017. This year, CES focused primarily on digital interactivity. This is evident from the fact that most of the exhibitors at the fair were looking to take advantage of the concept of interactivity for financial gain.

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