At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), dozens of companies selling all kinds of products and services are touting their use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
AI has been hot for a year or two, and it’s only getting hotter as it becomes incorporated into increasingly novel products and services. Jetsons-style robot assistants for the home were on display on the show floor, boasting intelligence that helps discover and adapt to the layout of your home, identify your family’s habits, recognize faces, learn from conversations, and even control smart-home devices. LG was the biggest name with a new robot, but smaller companies also unveiled compelling options, including Mayfield Robotics’ ultra-cute Kuri and Yumii’s Cutii companion for the elderly. AI-powered robots that used to be the province of science fiction may soon be common in our homes.