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CES Asia Part 2: Hearing about Ever-Smarter Smart-Home Devices

Executive Summary

  • The Coresight Research team attended Asia’s fastest-growing consumer technology event CES Asia 2018 in Shanghai. This year’s event attracted over 500 global exhibitors, more than 40,000 attendees and over 1,200 media. This is the second of two reports on our key takeaways from the event.
  • Smart cars were not the only technology advancement to take center stage at CES Asia 2018; smart speakers and “smart living” appliances powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) also had their share of the spotlight.The Chinese tech heavyweights—Alibaba, Baidu and JD.com—all showcased their versions of smart speakers to rival Amazon Echo.
  • Alibaba announced its Tmall Genie AI Union initiative to connect its smart speaker to small home appliances.
  • Haier demonstrated its smart-home solutionsfor the living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, while Hisense showcased the first artificial intelligence (AI)TV with its World Cup AI Platform.

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