Top consumer technology show CES kicks off the year with a bang in Las Vegas with new product announcements and releases from some of the biggest tech in the world as they look to set the tone for the year.
The show brings together everything from smart cars to smart home devices and smartphones, as well as a whole host of other devices and gadgets.
With artificial intelligence and virtual reality two of the major trends hitting the show, CBR lists five of the biggest and most interesting announcements at CES 2017.
Audi and Nvidia AI car
Following its keynote at CES 2017, Nvidia unveiled its role as leader in augmented reality with its many announcements of upcoming releases in the sector.
In the words of Jen-Hsun, Co-founder, President and CEO of Nvidia, “Because of artificial intelligence we’re now able to realise the dreams that we’ve been dreaming about for so many years, what used to be science fiction is going to be a reality in a few years.”
One of the company’s main announcements was its partnership with Audi, who together with the president of Audi, revealed that they will be working together to deliver advanced AI cars by 2020.
The first part of the companies’ collaboration focuses on Nvidia’s AI platform for self-driving cars, Drive PX, which uses trained AI neural networks to understand the surrounding environment and determine a safe path forward.
Nvidia’s CEO also provided details of further partnerships with mapping companies HERE and ZENRIN, as well automotive suppliers ZF and Bosch. The company plans to reinvent the transportation industry with the AI car.
Nvidia also unveiled its updated version of SHIELD, which is to include features that will transform it into an AI-powered hub for smart homes. It is support Google’s assistant and SmartThings. It will be available to buy early 2017.