Artificial Intelligence

The Trends Shaping the Technology of Tomorrow

As CES® returns to Las Vegas, the show will display the next wave innovation that will shape 2022 and the economy of tomorrow. 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 once again be on display with the intelligent automation technology’s entire value chain showcased throughout CES 2022. From AV chipmakers like Qualcomm (which recently acquired fellow CES exhibitor Veoneer to bolster its AV portfolio) to leaders in AV perception technologies like LIDAR leader Luminar, to autonomous vehicle pioneer and first-time exhibitor Waymo, 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 its focus on enterprise fleet applications with self-driving trucks. While rideshare and passenger-vehicle use cases make headlines, the promise of AVs for enterprise looks ever 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 important fixes to shipping bottlenecks.
AV technology will not be the only area where AI solutions shine. First-time exhibitor Beyond Honeycomb is poised to demonstrate how automation is propelling innovation in the rapidly growing Food Tech sector. Beyond Honeycomb will showcase technology that allows sensors to study a recipe, AI to learn a dish, and then allow a robotic kitchen to prepare the meal.

The Nascent Metaverse

The pandemic has also accelerated the evolution of interactive, online and on-demand consumer products and services across a collection of industries to shape an emerging metaverse. CES 2022 will feature the technologies that will form the foundations of this next generation iteration of the internet.
The transformation of gaming into a dominant social media platform lies at the core of the expanding metaverse. Games like Roblox and Fortnite have allowed users to easily program their own games and build virtual worlds to construct shared experiences such as concerts and even graduation ceremonies in digital universes. Exhibitors like Razer will showcase their latest in gaming technology while also highlighting gaming tech's place in the metaverse.
XR technology will underscore the elevation of these technologies as vital gateways to the metaverse. MAD Gaze will showcase its augmented reality (AR) smart glasses, an example of hardware that will power the metaverse. Meanwhile, Snap, has expanded the application of its AR Lenses technology to ecommerce. Its tech allows users to shop catalogs and try on clothes virtually with the Lenses superimposing clothes on the consumer. Look for Snap's exhibit at C Space in the Aria.
The metaverse implications for the future of commerce extends farther as cryptocurrency and NFTs are poised to power this new segment of the digital economy. The debut of the first crypto trading platform on a U.S. exchange, via Coinbase, represented an inflection point as cryptocurrency and blockchain-based digital assets become more mainstream.
The arrival of CES 2022’s new Non-Fungible Token (NFT) and Digital Assets Program is timely as it features not only NFTs but initial coin offerings (ICOs) and other blockchain technologies. Notably, Atomic Form is set to showcase its technology designed to aggregate and display NFT art as part of the C Space exhibitions.

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