At Consumer Electronics Show, sensors and robots are the stars
A visual treat for techies
The Consumer Electronics Show is a bit like Disneyland for techies.
Over 150,000 people from over 100 countries are expected to descend on Las Vegas for this year’s jamboree, which opened on January 8th, to examine the very latest kit from more than 4,000 firms.
This time the show even features an amusement-park ride, run by Google, in which rapt visitors are ferried around in trolley cars through rooms full of talking animatronic characters and singing macarons.
More power, More brands
Attendees will see more voice-activated assistants, such as the Amazon Alexa speaker, but in many more gadgets, cars and appliances.
And these devices will be connected, gathering data about users and offering customized services.
Effects of trade wars
Given the trade tensions between the U.S. and the Chinese government, about 1,200 Chinese companies, a 20 percent drop from last year, are exhibiting at CES, according to the South China Morning Post.
Life like personality
Attendees interact with the AIBO robotic companion dog at the Sony booth during CES 2019 consumer electronics show.
AIBO has life-like movements and a unique personality which develops over time through interaction with people and it learns through positive and negative reinforcement.
AIBO costs just under USD $3,000.
Facial recognition software is demonstrated at the Intel booth at CES 2019.