NLI: Las Vegas

In little more than a month the biggest consumer technology tradeshow in the world kicks off in Las Vegas – the International CES 2013. And what could be a more suitable location to show off the latest consumer electronics than a town that is lit up with conspicuous technology, where money change hands quicker than anywhere else, and where only the sky is the limit for consumers’ imagination. The future consumer electronic products could not have been showcased anywhere better!

It all takes place on the 8th till the 11th of January next year.  Since 1998 Las Vegas has been the main venue for the show, but the CES was already launched back in 1967 in New York City. Since then the show has evolved immensely and the 2012 edition saw over 150.000 visitors, some 3100+ exhibitors and 20.000 new product launches. It’s simple math to see that it takes some work, or product, to stand out from such a crowd.

There is no doubt however, that the CES is the place to meet highly influential consumers, analysts, media and influencers who are all there looking for the next big thing. One of the big hypes at the 2012 edition was voice activation technology (ASR) integrated with consumer electronics such as smart-TVs, SatNavs, game consoles and fridges.

I would like to see the big hype for the 2013 edition being Natural Language Interaction technology and its great future within consumer electronics. While voice activation has given us the possibility to switch on our TV simply by saying a simple command, NLI would make us able to talk to our TV like we talk to a person, not using a predefined command, but using everyday language.  NLI is what takes ASR to the next level and adds intelligence to voice commands – simple as that. Let’s see if the next CES takes on the NLI hype.  What are your predictions for the event?

*If you would like to meet Artificial Solutions at the CES 2013,
please contact Carla Bayliss at 0044 (0) 1635 523 267.

Andy, who lives with his family in the UK, is Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at Artificial Solutions. A regular speaker at industry conferences and events, Andy delivers insight on the rise of AI, the challenges businesses face and the future of intelligent conversational applications.

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