CES 2024 is abuzz with AI developments and innovations, showcasing the latest advancements in AI-integrated tech.
As you might expect, AI has been one of the hottest acronyms on the lips of attendees and exhibitors.
Here’s a comprehensive rundown of the most notable AI announcements from the event:
- Holoconnects’ AI-powered Holobox: An incredibly detailed holographic ‘box’ that offers a glimpse into the future of digital communication. It couples with to offer realistic 3D experiences, probably best seen below than described.
- Rabbit’s AI companion: Named R1, this device simplifies digital tasks through the use of AI agents, embodying the trend of integrating AI into personal gadgets. Probably the most exciting portable AI device we’ve seen.
- Baracuda’s smart mirror: Leveraging AI and natural language processing, this mirror adapts to the user’s mood with light therapy, guided meditations, and affirmations based on their expressions.
- Samsung’s AI-infused smart robot vacuum: This vacuum can detect stains and differentiate between surfaces, showcasing a practical application of AI in everyday household tasks.
- Samsung’s Ballie: This round robot home assistant performs household tasks and includes a projector for displaying videos and calls. It drives around the home.
- Invoxia’s Minitailz: An AI-powered pet wearable that monitors vitals and alerts owners about potential health issues, showcasing an innovative application of AI in pet care.
- LG’s Rosie: Another new home robot AI agent, Rosie assists with chores and integrates with LG’s smart home appliances.
- Skyted’s voice-capturing mask: This mask, designed by connectivity engineer Gauthier Daridon, creates a ‘sound bubble’ to enable people to have private calls in public spaces.
- Amazon’s AI enhancements: Amazon has introduced Matter Casting in its smart displays and TVs, along with new generative AI-powered Alexa experiences.
- ElliQ’s eldercare robot: ElliQ 3, an upgraded version of Intuition Robotics’ eldercare robot, integrates generative AI and features design and hardware improvements, highlighting AI’s potential in assistive care.
- Kodiak Robotics’ autonomous trucking: With high ambitions to create driverless semi trucks, Kodiak Robotics’ includes redundant safety features and represents the advancement of AI in transportation.
- Fox and Polygon Labs against deep fakes: Their collaboration on the open-source protocol ‘Verify’ aims to authenticate content and protect intellectual property. Deep fakes have emerged as a pressing risk of AI.
- Ultrahuman’s ‘Home Health’ tracker: This smart home device by Ultrahuman monitors home health, like air quality and pollutants.
- Pivotal’s personal aircraft: Designed to be operable without requiring a pilot’s license, the Helix aircraft from Pivotal has phenomenal potential.
- Will.i.am’s music startup: Partnering with Mercedes-AMG, Will.i.am’s latest startup creates immersive music experiences that change based on the driving environment.
As we can see, CES 2024 is showing how AI is becoming deeply integrated into technology, and we’ve still got three days to go.
While generative AI has gotten off to a rocky start in 2024 due to controversies surrounding OpenAI and Midjourney, let that not preclude exciting R&D in other AI technologies.