AI technology takes centre stage at CES 2019
Artificial intelligence technology is taking centre stage at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which will provide a mouthwatering preview of the gadgetry and tech devices people may be using very soon.
The four-day event, which gets underway Tuesday, was preceded by a special media day on Monday giving members of the press a sneak peak of what lies ahead during the must-see show for tech fans.
Hisense, China's leading electronics manufacturer, is one of the many companies that brought its latest products to the media day.
"Hisense has expanded its manufacturing capabilities around the world. We have our largest TV factory outside of China located in Rosarito, Mexico. We're focused really on delivering the best quality product. And we believe that we will do so regardless of one policy or another," said David Gold, vice-president of consumer electronics at Hisense USA.
Our AI algorithms can basically detect what you're watching and automatically improve the viewing experience.- David Gold, vice-president of consumer electronics at Hisense USA
During a special presentation, Hisense unveiled three new quantum dot-technology TV's for the U.S. market and a 254-centimetre TriChroma laser TV. All of these new models contain artificial intelligence chips, which could come to revolutionize the viewing experience.
"Our AI algorithms can basically detect what you're watching and automatically improve the viewing experience. For sports, for example, it will detect that you are watching sports and improve the motion rate. It will make it smoother, versus a movie experience where the TV will detect the movie at 24 frames-per-second and then will make it a more surround-sound feeling. The colours are slightly more cinematic," said Gold.
'AI pervades the show'
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which runs CES, echoed these sentiments and believes AI is now the real deal.
"The big thing is clearly artificial intelligence. AI pervades the show. We have a separate area. Almost every major company is showing AI and applications that are just truly jaw-dropping," said Shapiro.
Lifestyle and tech company LG also came to the show, introducing new products such as a machine called the Home Brew. By inserting capsules that contain malt, yeast, hop oil and flavouring into the machine, anyone is able to brew their own cold tasty beer from the comfort of their own home in as little as two weeks.
LG also presented a space-saving paper-thin OLED TV. As for the trend of 5G, LG said that it will be one of the first to launch a 5G mobile platform this year, with industry and manufacturing expected to make massive strides in communication and production capabilities.
The CES 2019 Las Vegas will features thousands of exhibitors showcasing the latest in innovations and life-changing technologies across 24 different product categories.