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CES 2018: Takeaways from Media Day 1

Executive Summary

The FGRT team is attending Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Below, we provide our takeaways from Media Day 1 of the event:

  • “Living in Digital Times” will combine hyperpersonalization, predictive analytics, patient-centered healthcare, software as drugs, and cognitive healthcare and pain management.
  • Automotive startup Byton unveiled a prototype of an autonomous, electric car focused on the in-car experience.
  • 5G Connectivity is coming soon, and will enable many new applications in telecommunications, industrial, automotive and healthcare.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) will enable us to create systems that can learn to do things that we cannot program them to do, having a great societal impact.
  • Robots are evolving beyond simple task-based machines.
  • Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are changing our definition of realism, and are crossing over between business and consumer.
  • The US consumer electronics industry is experiencing solid growth in the number of connected devices, and in hardware, software and streaming services.

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