Richmond, VA: CNET has a nice piece on consumer AI on display at the 2024 Consumer Electronics show. https://www.cnet.com/pictures/some-of-the-coolest-ai-tech-were-seeing-at-ces-2024-so-far/
AI is much fussed over now but among the more eccentric offerings, there are some that show promise. We are thinking, especially of innovations that integrate AI into widely used products such as cars (ChatGPT in Volkswagens) and computers (Dell laptops will have a Microsoft Copilot key). The point here is these AI innovations have an obvious and immediate use. Of course, some of the more unusual AIs may find a new home one day – I recall at the 1984 CES there was a speech processing machine. It could have been faked but did point the way to the future.
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