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CES 2024: AI, robots, and electric cars revving up this year

CES 2024: AI, robots, and electric cars revving up this year
CES 2024: AI, robots, and electric cars revving up this year

From electric dreams to realities, this year is off to a dynamic start as CES 2024, the world’s biggest consumer electronics event, returns to Las Vegas from January 9th to 12th.

The spotlight is on the evolution of electric mobility, robotics, and the explosion of AI this year. Here’s what to expect from this event and its industry-shaping trends.

CES 2024: From EVs to AI

More than 130,000 attendees are expected, while the expo will host over 4,000 exhibitors and 1,200 startups. In terms of physical space, the 2024 event is predicted to be 15% larger than CES 2023. 

The opening keynote and the State of the Industry address will start at 8:30 am Pacific Time on January 9th, followed by a jam-packed schedule of in-person exhibitions and the usual assortment of consumer tech products.

EVs here, there and everywhere

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular since the planet is pivoting towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, as stipulated by the Paris Agreement. 

While industry giants like Ford and General Motors incurred huge losses on autonomous tech, EVs continue to soar with more than 10 million sales in 2023 (compared to 3 million just three years ago.) 

According to Mashable, Honda will reportedly showcase a new EV. The manufacturer announced “global EV series models and several key technologies that illustrate the significant transformation Honda is currently undergoing.”

Honda remains mum on the details of the EV series, but all will be revealed on Tuesday, January 9th. 

‘Tsunami of AI’ 

Wired warns CES enthusiasts to prepare for a “tsunami of AI” at this year’s event. Principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, Anshel Sag, says: “We didn’t get the full CES fire hose of AI announcements last year. If you thought it was a wave [then], it’s going to be a tsunami this year.”

“AI is just going to overwhelm everything. It will be so prevalent and so dominant that some people will just be sick of it,” Sag adds. 

He says AI will be everywhere, from cameras and speakers to televisions, headphones, and scooters. Intel, Qualcomm, and AMD are likely to announce semiconductor chips capable of processing AI tasks without having to send requests to cloud servers and waiting for a response. 

Robotics and AVs

And what is CES without a good dose of robotics? Prepare for robot vacuum cleaners, pool cleaners, robots that paint nails, robot bartenders, and so much more.

Yo-Kai Express, an autonomous restaurant, will showcase its ‘restaurant in a box’ concept, a project borne from founder Andy Lin’s vision “to let people have mouthwatering meals anywhere.”   

Shift Robotics will have its electric skates – called Moonwalkers – on exhibition. These “nano-mobility devices” allow wearers to walk up to three times faster than normal.

If you’re wondering why CES is significantly larger larger this year, it’s likely because Gatik, Kodiak Robotics, and Torc Robotics will be showing off their autonomous trucks, while Zoox, an Amazon subsidiary, will demonstrate its newest robotaxi. 

About the author

Cheryl has contributed to various international publications, with a fervor for data and technology. She explores the intersection of emerging tech trends with logistics, focusing on how digital innovations are reshaping industries on a global scale. When she's not dissecting the latest developments in AI-driven innovation and digital solutions, Cheryl can be found gaming, kickboxing, or navigating the novel niches of consumer gadgetry.

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