The recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has revealed a number of technological breakthroughs that would improve and solve most pressing global challenges. Dubbed as the world’s largest and most influential tech expo, the Consumer Technology Association-produced event kicked off with exclusive media events and a pre-show keynote from LG Electronics president and CTO, Dr. I.P Park.
Highlighting the company’s initiative in creating a world of connected, intuitive AI-powered technologies that will deliver unparalleled customer experience, Dr. Park was joined with the show’s first robot keynoter–the LG CLOi Guide Robot. With the LG’s ThinQ AI platform, Dr. Park discusses the company’s trajectory on developing self-driving vehicles, the smart home, smart cities and robotics with the help of the strategic alliances LG is currently making with other companies and technologies such as webOS and Luxoft among others.
According to the CTA, Sunday evening has recorded a total of 230 exhibitors including 94 startups from CES 2019’s startup hub Eureka Park which makes it the largest media events in the show’s history. More than 1,700 media gathered for the sneak preview of tech debuts at the show.
The two-day CES Media days featured press events from 30 CES exhibitors including major brands and startups. Among them are aircraft manufacturer Bell launching the urban air mobility prototype Bell Nexus, and the Bell Nexus Air Taxis which combines quick air travel with unique in-flight experiences; Korean car manufacturer Hyundai with its STYLE SET FREE line that offers car accessory upgrades to customize the driving experience as well as a subscription-based model for those who want to be Hyundai “members” instead of traditional car owners; Japanese electronics company Panasonic unveiling its first full-frame mirrorless camera Lumix S and a new Lumix G series; telecommunications equipment company Qualcomm and the most awaited and first commercial 5G mobile platform Snapdragon 855, Samsung’s 98-inch QLED QLED 8K TV in 65-inches, 75-inches, 82-inches and 85-inches; Sony’s top-of-the-line, full-frame 6K camera for film making called Venice; and Toyota’s autonomous safety platform offering accident avoidance in situations beyond a driver’s capability.