Top Technology Trends Predicted at the CES Convention
3D printing, the beginnings of AI, and Pokèmon Go were some of the leading tech trends of 2016, making life a little bit more interesting, simpler and more fun. Pondering on what new technology and gadgets 2017 has in store, can be exciting.
The CES tech convention that takes place in Nevada, Las Vegas at the beginning of every year, reveals the latest advances in technology and whets the appetites of high-tech enthusiasts from all over. The convention, which began on the 4th of January, presents some of the top industry giants alongside hundreds of noteworthy start-ups – all excited to demonstrate what they are working on. Let’s delve into the areas that are getting the most attention this year:
Uber and Google have been making waves in the industry with self-driving trials on the streets of the US, so it’s not surprising to see more companies entering this field with their own interesting innovative advances. Industry giants BMW, Honda and Toyota are hosting events at the convention and Hyundai may even be doing some driverless test-drives at the show. Faraday Future, a start-up that had a concept of a driverless electric supercar at CES 2016 returns this year sporting their first production car.
AI and Robotics
Voice-controlled home hubs are becoming a reality with futuristic products like the Amazon Echo. The 2017 conference presents an extended range of products that can be integrated with existing home hubs, taking this fantastic reality one step further.
The Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear and HTC Vive put Virtual Reality on the mainstream map in 2016. In 2017 this software is bound to explode, bringing even more interesting realistic experiences to consumers. There are rumours that HTC will be using CES 2017 to introduce the latest version of Vive with some interesting additions to the experience.
Traditionally all the major television brands reveal their latest range at the CES and Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic are continuing this trend this year. Although it is usually about each brand’s version of HD and smart TV set-ups, last year LG revealed a TV screen that can be rolled up. It will be interesting to see if they can top that this year. Perhaps this is the year in which the holographic technology seen in sci-fi films finally becomes a reality.