CES 2017 - Insights

Innovation check in Las Vegas

From January 5th to 8th, one of the world’s largest trade shows for consumer electronics took place in Las Vegas: the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017.

jambit’s innovation scout mingled with around 175,000 visitors from all over the world and discovered the latest innovations of more than 3,800 exhibitors from diverse industries. From startup to large corporation, from connected hairbrushes to autonomous driving vehicles – the range of the CES 2017 has been, as always, wide and colourful.

3 short questions & answers to our innovation scout

What was your general impression of the CES 2017?

All in all, it was very, very interesting. Even though a „high-flyer-super-gadget“ was lacking this time, it was apparent that reasonable integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and useful, user-centered solutions have reached a new maturity level.

What was particularly impressive for you?

The live presentation of Nvidia with the automotive board Nvidia Drive PX: A minicomputer with incredible 24 TeraFLOPs, combined with AI software and sensor technology, allows for very responsive, completely autonomous driving. It was demonstrated live on-site in a parking lot.

And not to forget LG’s OLED 4K Dome: A „tunnel“, equipped with 160 screens, showing absolutely imprssive high-resolution videos.

Which novelties will show up in the everyday life of ordinary consumers within the next few years?

Digital assistance systems, including roboters, will gain increased entry in various areas of living.

The OLED technology will prevail in TVs and computer monitors and will become a lot cheaper. (Note: OLED = Organic Light Emitting Diode“; technology for stronger contrasts, better colour display, higher energy efficiency.)

And nearly all automotive manufacturer have announced the launch of almost entirely autonomous vehicles already at the beginning of the next decade (from 2020/21).

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