CES 2019: Friendly robots, oddball cars and a lot of artificial intelligence

“(CNN) The show floor doesn’t technically open until Tuesday, but the announcements start trickling out Sunday evening from different events and press conferences. Expect a mix of products from major technology companies and small startups ranging from the practical, like televisions, to the more unusual, like self-driving vegetable stores.

CNN Business will be there, scouring the show floor for the best, and worst, technology from the 4,400 companies exhibiting this year. Here are some trends that we expect to see.

Artificial intelligence branches out

Sixty companies will exhibit in the show’s AI section this year, but the technology will make an appearance in products from almost every category.

“AI is the star of the show, the ingredient in other technology,” said Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Technology Association.

AI is what makes voice assistants like Alexa tick, and is being used in old and new technologies across industries, even retail. Television companies will try and use AI to improve image quality, while self-driving cars are depending on it to make their products safer and more efficient.”


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