The article “The Big Tech Trends
to Follow at CES 2018” presents an overall picture of the recent improvements
or trends in the field of electronics. CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is an
annual show organized by the Consumer Technology Association since 1967. It is
the place where all the technology giants (Apple, Google, Nvidia, Samsung, Amazon
etc.) meet to showcase their various products and technological improvements
from the past year. Several products
like 3D Projectors, 3D TV, Blu-ray disc, Organic LED’s, Laser Diodes, Razor
triple screen gaming laptops, Samsung’s 8K screen are all the result of CES
CES 2018 revolves around the use
of Artificial Intelligence to leverage the idea of Smart homes, Smart Cities,
Smart Cars and many more 3. Connecting all the possible devices to the
internet and enabling the high-speed communication mechanism between those to
realize the complicated tasks remotely. Big Data, IoT, and the AI play a major
role in the next generation of Automated Devices 3.
The Big Tech Trends to Follow at CES
AI is the integration of
algorithms, sensors, and software 2. AI is responsible for authenticating
whom we are and used to open the locked door, based on our fluctuating mood
swings it can be used to switch the music. In addition, temperature sensors can
control the functioning of the air conditioning system and so on.
Amazon’s intelligent assistant
Alexa accepts the voice commands of the user as input and realizes various
functionalities like increasing/decreasing the volume of a music player,
selecting desired song etc. 4. Apple’s Siri is another virtual assistant
which works based on user’s commands, can be used to power on various
applications in an iPhone/ MacBook. Startup companies are integrating with
these companies to upgrade the performance of this intelligent assistant.
Smart Cities extends the concept
of Smart Homes to a community. Numerous sensors across a community sense the
energy usage of the residents and help to conserve the energy. Sensors can
detect the drainage leakage from the roads, pollution levels, unusual activity
within the community (security cameras) etc. Therefore, AI helps in
accomplishing healthier and secured cities.
Recently, Automobile Industries
are gaining a huge popularity because of the concept of “Driver-less
Cars”. All the individual modules inside
the car are controlled coherently using the internet. Using the Sensors, smart cars can
automatically find a free parking space in a rush hour, smart alarms can alert
the owner of an intruder and without owner’s assistance, it can automatically
pay for gas etc.
Next Generation Wireless Technology
All the modern automated
applications like Smart Cities, Driverless cars, automated health care 3 and
so on rely on the high-speed communication mechanism to accomplish real-time
tasks. In all the above-mentioned applications, huge amounts of data are
generated, it must be stored and processed without any delay to arrive at
real-time decisions. Ideally, minimum latency and huge bandwidth is the need of
the hour for AI-based automated applications.
Wireless Companies like Verizon,
AT & T, T mobile are working towards the idea of 5G. 5G is the advanced
version of 4G, where the high bandwidth requirement of AI-based applications
could be met. It is 100% faster than the 4G 2.
Technology evolves with time!!
Automation is the buzz word across the globe. It is time-saving, cost-effective
and profitable. Automation can be unsafe and hazardous if not implemented
properly. High Tech companies are employing the concept of AI, BIG Data and
Internet to serve various applications.
I still believe there is enough
time for these applications (Smart Cities/Driverless cars) to be available in
the market. Firstly, safety comes to my mind. What if the gas leakage inside
the smart home is not detected in real-time, it can be hazardous!! We are in
this era where the bandwidth is inconsistent, the internet is unpredictable.
Secondly, security plays a vital role.
An intruder can compromise the driverless car and can possibly
deactivate all the modules. Brakes inside the car could be disabled, it can
even lead to possible casualties. The
real-time communication mechanism must be guaranteed to avoid collisions in
case of driverless cars, 5G is the proposed technology to fulfill this
Finally, all the possible
automated applications must be tried and tested before releasing them into a