The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for 2024 has finally commenced in Las Vegas, showcasing a myriad of cutting-edge advancements and gadgets across various sectors. From personal tech to transportation, healthcare to sustainability, and with the pervasive use of artificial intelligence, this event promises to be a haven for tech enthusiasts.
As the event unfolds, the Associated Press will be reporting on the most intriguing developments and gadgets from the CES floor. From the latest breakthroughs in vehicle technology to wearables designed to enhance accessibility and the newest smart home devices, every exciting discovery will be covered.
One of the standout innovations at CES 2024 is Bartesian’s Premier, a cocktail-making machine created by Ryan Close. Bartesian is a compact machine that fits perfectly on a kitchen counter. The Premier version can accommodate up to four types of spirits and retails for $369, with availability slated for later this year. With Bartesian, users can select from a menu of 60 cocktail recipes displayed on a small screen, insert the corresponding cocktail capsule into the machine, and within seconds, enjoy a perfectly crafted cocktail over ice. Among the most popular recipes is the Lemon Drop, as revealed by Close.
Biometric technology takes center stage at CES 2024, as Lockly, a leading smart lock company, unveils its latest creation: the Visage. This state-of-the-art lock utilizes facial recognition technology, allowing users to unlock doors without relying on traditional keys. Set to hit the market in the summer, the Visage smart lock also incorporates a biometric fingerprint sensor and a secure digital keypad, offering alternative means of entry. Furthermore, it is compatible with Apple HomeKey and Apple Home, ensuring seamless integration within a smart home environment.
Hollo AI, headed by CEO Rex Wong, introduces an exciting concept: AI personalization technology. This groundbreaking technology can create users’ digital twins, a virtual representation of themselves, within minutes. By simply uploading a selfie and voice memos via a forthcoming phone app, individuals can experience what it’s like to have a digital twin. With this technology, content creators and celebrities can engage with their fans in unprecedented ways. As demonstrated by Los Angeles-based content creator McKenzi Brooke, her AI clone enables her to interact with followers across various social media platforms, even generating income from this continuous connection.
Instacart, the San Francisco-based grocery delivery and technology company, unveils its latest venture at CES 2024: a smart cart capable of displaying video ads on a screen located near the handle. Partnering with renowned companies such as General Mills, Del Monte Foods, and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Instacart plans to pilot the use of these smart carts in select West Coast stores owned by Good Food Holdings. The screen on the cart will showcase enticing deals, limited-edition products, and real-time recommendations based on customers’ purchases, adding an interactive and personalized experience to grocery shopping.
Instacart’s foray into cart technology began in 2021 with the acquisition of Caper, a company specializing in smart carts equipped with cameras and sensors to automate item tracking. By the end of this year, Instacart aims to deploy thousands of Caper Carts, revolutionizing the shopping experience for countless customers.
From intelligent cocktail makers to facial recognition locks, AI personalization technology to smart carts in grocery stores, CES 2024 offers a glimpse into the future of technology. The event serves as a testament to the ingenuity and innovation that continues to shape our daily lives.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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