battle for digital life takes centre stage at tech show
After the smartphone wars, browser wars, and platform wars, a battle will be the \"hub\" for connecting millions of connected objects from bulbs to wearables to washing machines \".
At the Consumer Electronics Show, which ended in January 9, competitors included robots, televisions, Speaker hubs, and even wearable trackers powered by artificial intelligence.
The connected car entered the mix.
From start-ups to big consumer electronics giants, exhibitors are vying to become a control center for a large number of IoT in your home, car and elsewhere.
South Korea\'s LG has launched its Smart ThinQ home hub, a speaker that lets users talk to connected devices, security systems and even cars.
This allows smart homes and connected cars to communicate with each other.
It can be connected to the old device with a connectable sensor.
LG calls this \"the future of smart home\" and uses an open platform to connect with devices like Google Nest, Bluetooth, WiFi, etc.
Samsung has announced that its TV will become a command center for smart homes by integrating technology from Silicon Valley startups
Samsung acquired smart devices in 2014, allowing them to control devices that are synchronized with the platform.
\"You can basically have a smart home for free as a starting point;
Alexander Hodgson, founder and chief executive of SmartThings, told AFP that it was amazing.
Haier, the Chinese electronics giant, recently released a Ubot personal assistant robot.
Humanoid gadgets that control household appliances.
\"He\'s like a personal assistant who can turn on your TV and all the appliances and help monitor when you\'re not at home,\" says Christine Smith of Haier . \".
\"The ultimate goal is to simplify your life and take care of what you worry about.
Segway response, owned by China\'s Ninebot, has launched a personal transport vehicle that turns into a cute robot personal assistant.
Robots manufactured in partnership with Intel and Xiaomi China are open to developers who can add apps for security, entertainment or other activities.
After riding, the device will grow arms and navigate and interact with users through sensors and artificial intelligence.
It is expected to be commercialized later this year.
Even more whimsical, Chinese startup UBTech Robotics has released Alpha 2, a prototype personal assistant humanoid robot that can respond and entertain.
\"You can talk to him and he will answer.
He can give you the weather, \"said Jessica Pan of UBTech.
\"He is very realistic.
He has 20 joints that can move like a human and he can dance and show you yoga poses.
\"These new competitors are facing fierce competition with deep-rooted companies like Google and Apple-which are not part of CES floor exhibitors-they all have their own AI assistants and connected homes wearable devices
Facebook\'s Mark Zuckerberg said before the show began that he wanted to build a robot butler \"like Jarvis in Iron Man\" that could manage family tasks.
While Zuckerberg and Facebook are not on display at CES, his comments and innovations at the show highlight advances in computing and artificial intelligence, which can unleash new innovations.
For example, OrCam, a startup, released a wearable AI clip --
Eliav Rodman, director of marketing at OrCam, said on the camera \"a private assistant like Siri or Cortana but with eyes and ears.
The device \"can provide a real
The time profile during the meeting when people go to you and show their details on your smartphone or watch;
\"It can track your eating habits,\" OrCam co-said . \"
Founder Amnon Shashua.
\"It can even monitor the facial expressions of people you meet and discuss topics, telling you afterwards about the quality of your interactions with friends and family.
Car manufacturers also do not want to be excluded.
Ford, for example, set up an alliance with the American online giant Amazon at CES to allow people to connect cars to the \"smart home\" network. The tie-
The Up will enable the driver to communicate with the hub, for example, to ask if their garage door is open or to ask for an appointment with their mechanic.
For example, other automakers, including BMW and Volkswagen, have demonstrated systems connected not only to smartphones, but also to home networks, enabling users to take advantage of smart appliances or garage door openers.
These new systems offer new connectivity options, but can cause confusion due to multiple technical standards.
Ron Montoya of Edmunds, a car research firm, said: \"It almost forces you to find something that matches in the same brand . \". com.
Roger Kay, an analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates, agreed that he said there were no magnificent buildings, so everyone was robbing the land.
Everyone wants to be the center.
Before companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft agreed on open standards, Kay said, \"it\'s hard for the market to move forward . \"” —