2018 Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas on Tuesday
Thousands of tech enthusiasts will be in Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show... to check out cutting-edge electronic products, that's big on artificial intelligence.
Korean firms will also take center stage with their latest items
Won Jung-hwan outlines what to watch out for at the four-day event.
The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show is being held in Las Vegas starting Tuesday... under the slogan "The Future of Smart Cities." As the slogan suggests, this year's show was all about AI-loaded high-tech products, devices and services.
Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant took the spotlight. Amazon's Alexa has started its march into kitchens and living rooms around the world,… and Google Assistant, which was released in 2016, is now used in many household appliances as well as Android smartphones. Hundreds of other companies are following the trend, including Korea's two tech giants, who showcased their unique assistant services at the event.
LG has been keen to show off its latest home robot at the Las Vegas event. The robot, named CLOi , made it up on stage and interacted with smart home gadgets while helping out with household tasks.
LG also showed off its latest TV models, which are equipped with AI technology. The firm said the 2018 OLED TV will use Google Assistant alongside a native system to perform AI capabilities, such as allowing viewers to interact with their TV using their voice.
South Korean tech giant Samsung also showcased its own assistant, 'Bixby', which is integrated in its 2018 Smart TV. Samsung also presented a QLED TV that uses artificial intelligence to turn standard definition content into high definition video. This includes detail enhancement and noise reduction of any type of content regardless of the source.
The Consumer Electronics Show runs until Friday and is expected to draw more than 170-thousand people.