Las Vegas – 5G; artificial intelligence; connected houses; streaming media; cloud-based gaming; mixed reality;
Researchers at the Consumer Technology Association will pay particular attention to these digital topics and developments over the next few years. It’s worth noting the views of the trade association, which hosts CES each year and is widely informed about how technology is impacting the way we work and live.
CTA hosted its annual Trends to Watch session Monday morning before his CES officially kicked off on Tuesday.
The topic of the presentation was that we are moving from the ‘Internet of Things’, ‘IoT’, to the new ‘IoT’, the Intelligence of Things.
“This new IoT is a testament to the fact that artificial intelligence is permeating every aspect of our commerce and culture,” said CTA’s vice president of market research at a presentation here in Las Vegas. One Steve Koenig said:
Read on to learn more about what to expect in the tech industry over the next decade.
Fifth generation wireless technology is he one of the main topics of CES 2020. There are now 50 different his 5G networks around the world, and the number of 5G handset shipments is expected to grow in the coming years. 5G development is still in its infancy, but the potential impact cannot be ignored.
So what does that mean? For consumers, it makes their devices faster.
But the real impact will be felt in entrepreneurship, he said, Koenig. “5G is the first generation of wireless that will ultimately be driven by enterprise applications. 5G will literally overwhelm the entire economy.”
He pointed to two use cases: Large-scale IoT with fewer endpoints but critical IoT with more data demands
Koenig cited agriculture as an example of an industry that could be transformed by the use of precision farming with automated agricultural machinery and 5G connectivity. There are a number of startups in the space, some from Seattle, and agricultural giant John Deere is still making a strong presence at his CES this year.
AI is everywhere now. It’s become a buzzword, but technology has greatly improved the way services work on phones, TVs, laptops, and more.
In the future, devices He can expect to see more of this across the ecosystem, Koenig said. Using object recognition as an example, he used a scenario in which a smart oven camera recognizes a frozen pizza and knows exactly how long it will take to cook without human intervention. Smart home tech is another big topic at his CES this year.
“We’ve finally delivered on the smart home’s promise of creating intelligent living spaces that care about us, rather than the opposite,” he said Koenig.
AI is increasingly pervasive outside personal devices, such as in restaurants like McDonald’s. While this kind of integration raises the issue of job displacement, Koenig painted an optimistic future where humans and robots work together to automate routine tasks.
“This is what we can expect in the next decade: more human-machine partnerships in manufacturing, healthcare and McDonald’s drive-thru,” he said.
Several new streaming platforms are coming online this year, including Quibi, who will focus on short-form content and keynote at his CES this week, and his NBCUniversal Peacock, who also keynotes the show. will appear. It complements existing services such as Netflix, Apple, Amazon, Hulu, ESPN, HBO and Disney.
“Consumers have a lot of choice and there is a lot of competition in the industry,” he said Koenig.
US consumer spending on streaming services is expected to reach more than $20 billion by 2023, up from $16.7 billion in 2020, according to CTA research.
Use cases are finally here.
“We’re getting closer and closer to the Star Trek holodeck,” said Koenig.
Augmented reality glasses haven’t caught on yet, but they’re starting to look more real as the Google Glass era ends. Koenig named the standard glasses that won the CES awards this year.
In addition, the number of business applications is increasing. For example, employee training on AR and VR is becoming increasingly popular, and several companies in Seattle are working on related technologies.
The gaming industry has historically set the pace of innovation in the wider technology world. Koenig mentioned his high-end gaming rig and next-generation voice headsets. Add to that the rapid rise of esports, which has already made him a billion dollar industry.
“If you have a teenager and he’s playing in the basement, it might not be a bad thing,” he joked Koenig.
Another trend to watch is cloud-based gaming. Companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Apple all develop their own services that allow users to play without expensive equipment.
At CES today, Sony will give a speculative keynote on the announcement of the PS5.
“Gaming is becoming more democratized. It’s no longer just about owning a console or a high-end PC,” he said Koenig. “There are more options.”
Transportation companies are so prevalent at CES that it seems like there’s a show within a show. Many automakers and other companies present their ideas for the future of mobility here.
This year’s theme is electrification through advances in battery technology and increased charging options. “This is his decade of electrics for cars,” he said.
Autonomous driving is still a hot topic. Koenig said he sees a stronger narrative for commercial deployment of self-driving cars. “I expect more of this to happen around the world,” he said. “And when you’re talking about commercial deployment, you’re talking about fleets. And that means partnerships; vehicle OEMs; software developers; platform providers; service providers; Multimodal transportation is also rapidly innovating, even to flying cars. Hyundai is set to unveil its own flying car concept on Monday.
Medical technology concept. Telemedicine. electronic chart.
Digital health has now become a way of life, said Koenig, who will have more than 150 exhibitors at this year’s CES in industries including sleep tech, baby tech, mom tech and more. .
Thanks to AI and his 5G advances, Koenig says digital health will evolve from “symptom-based telemedicine to evidence-based medicine,” and doctors will be able to access vital signs, live video, and more. I expect it will get easier.
“Hospitals are becoming data centers,” he added, noting that this shift will make encryption and security technologies even more important.
Robots come into our lives in different shapes and sizes and for different purposes.
Task-based systems like autonomous vacuum cleaners and automated bread makers, and social robots like the adorable little Lovot device we saw at CES Unveiled Sunday.
According to Koenig, task-based systems have seen a “rebirth of invention” as social robots struggled to find a market. But he argued that “stationary robots” like Amazon’s Echo and Black & Decker’s Pria, a physician’s assistant, are promising. Koenig recommends “focusing on the human-machine interface rather than moving and flying around.” “It’s kind of like the social his robot trend.”