I am still blown away by Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas. I never thought that I would have deep conversations with people behind the tech. Maybe, that’s me. I like talking to people about what they are passionate about. I like applying what I’m really passionate about and sharing the vision for our society. I would like us to live better. I love sharing ideas to make things better. CES 2020 was one of those places where the ideas became a reality for me.
I did not set high expectations for myself at CES 2020. It was my first time to something of this scale. It was miles and miles of exhibits. I was going there to see things and be amazed and enjoy the atmosphere. Like your everyday consumer.
CES 2020 had representation from OEM chipmakers; device developers to commercial and industrial technology providers; health and fitness; to startups companies and innovators; to research and development companies; robotics. It was quite a place to see almost everything technology that you could think of.
But do you know something? I got to have conversations with some of the innovators. The people behind the tech. I was able to ask questions and I got really personal answers. I was able to hear some of the stories behind the technology. I was able to learn more about the tech industry and where the main centers of technology are in the world. You might guess some places right away – but some of the awesome ideas are coming from places closer than you think.
Where IoT is created?
Shenzhen – You’ve heard of Shenzen? It borders Hong Kong. If you open most of your devices – smart home devices. You might find that the device is made in Shenzen. Yes, the devices may be made there, however, it definitely is part of the development of all things Smart and IoT (Internet of Things). CES 2020 had entire halls dedicated to technology from Shenzen.
The Netherlands – You probably have a ton of devices that are actually from companies based in the Netherlands. Koninklijke Philips N.V or Philips. You might have some light bulbs or a toothbrush from them. Look at how they shaped out. NXP Semiconductors is building all the smarts for Heavy Industry and Consumer.
Texas – Ok. There are a ton of tech development happening in Texas.I am not going to name all the names, but if you want to know where some big tech hardware ideas are happening for the industrial and consumer-grade devices, you have to look at Austin and Dallas, TX. Remember Texas Instruments? They were my favorite calculator brand. However, they are the pioneers in transistors, AI, and signal processing. Their technology is behind almost everything you can think of in all the big names like Apple, Google, and Amazon. Texas Instruments were at CES, but they were only found in a room-by-invite. Interesting and Intriguing. I’m glad they are working on technology for our future.
Of course, I could continue this long list with Taiwan, Japan, Sweden and Finland, Germany, Israel and Canada (yes!).
However, I learned some more things
What are Sensors for? Why do we have them?
Think about the five senses: Touch, Smell, Taste, Sight, and Hearing. At first, sensors were made to help us industrialize manufacturing. Now it’s in the home with smart home security and smart home automation. There is so much sensor development happening right now that will help us understand the impact of certain actions before you experience it. What if you could get an idea of what something tastes like before you experience it? What if you could have sensors that ‘smell danger’ way before the experience occurs? We could improve our safety. This is what we began to see as we were walking around CES2020. Sensors are now going to be integrated into everything. Everything… and the big techs want in on the data.
But I forgot to talk about the vitals: Sensors that sense what’s going on inside the body. Yes, when you build a sensor, it may function using certain senses of the human body, however, the ability to measure how your organs are functioning, or how your body responds to the environment around you, or predict what may happen based on certain stimulus, you start getting into another field of sensors and measurement. It was exciting to see this technology being developed as well.
More Deep Learning to Share from CES 2020
I talked about only two things that I learned. Where tech really comes from? and How Sensors are now going to get integrated into everything.
I could continue typing and telling you more, but I may not stop. We are excited to continue telling you what we learn here at Automate Your Life. You will get a great visual experience of what we learned at CES 2020 in our YouTube video: ‘What We Really Learned at CES 2020‘.
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