CES is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Held in January, the event typically hosts presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry. As CES returns to Las Vegas, the show will display the next wave of innovation that will shape 2022 and tomorrow’s economy. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® recently announced that CES 2022 would be closing one day early, and the in-person event will take place on January 5-7, 2022. The step was taken as an additional safety measure to the current health protocols that have been put in place for CES. The show is set to feature a plethora of exhibitors advancing two of the most compelling technology megatrends of the future: intelligent automation and the evolution of the metaverse.
The Expansion of Intelligent Automation
Advancements in cloud infrastructure have allowed tech companies to pursue more expansive uses of intelligent automation. This will be critical as limited available hours and a tight labor market will require artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to play a larger role in the post-Covid economy.
A mainstay of past shows, autonomous vehicle (AV) technology will again be on display with the intelligent automation technology’s entire value chain showcased throughout CES 2022. From AV chipmakers like Qualcomm (who recently acquired fellow CES exhibitor Veoneer to bolster their AV portfolio) to leaders in AV perception technologies like LIDAR leader Luminar to autonomous vehicle pioneer and first-time exhibitor Waymo (albeit virtually), CES 2022 decidedly will be an intelligent mobility event.
Critically, the expanding applications for AVs will be a centerpiece for the show with the appearance of TuSimple and their focus on the enterprise fleet applications with their self-driving trucks. While rideshare and passenger vehicle use cases rightfully make plenty of headlines, the promise of AVs for enterprise looks even closer to fruition. As ongoing constraints in the global supply chain persist, automation in portions of the process such TuSimple’s self-driving trucks could be deployed to provide much-needed fixes in shipping bottlenecks.
Still, AV technology will not be the only area where AI solutions shine. First-time exhibitor Beyond Honeycomb is poised to demonstrate how automation propels innovation forward in the rapidly growing FoodTech sector. Beyond Honeycomb will showcase their technology that allows sensors to study a recipe, AI to learn a dish, and then allow a robotic kitchen to prepare the meal.