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Artificial Intelligence’s (AI) growing importance to the consumer electronics industry was on full display at CES® 2019. Almost thirty AI companies were featured exhibitors at the event; however, products incorporating AI were on display in almost every category. From startups to leading companies like Google and Sony, vendors are deploying AI across the CE landscape.   AI-powered voice assistants maintained their momentum from last year’s event, with Google...
 
by Parks Associates | Jan. 18, 2019
Tags: CES, connected CE, voice control
Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (2019) in Las Vegas, the latest innovations and trends in the automotive market were on showcase. The event featured new product announcements from major players such as Ford, HARMAN, Volkswagen, Audi, and more. Below are five key trends from CES that we expect to influence the market in 2019: Authentication technologies – Parks Associates research shows increasing consumer concerns around companies and hackers stealing their data...
Any time you ask someone about the great things they saw at CES, you need to take their response with a grain (or heaping tablespoon) of salt. The issue is scope. The Consumer Electronics Show is far too big for any one person to get an accurate perspective given all of the keynotes, workshops press events, booths, theaters, and corporate suites to be navigated over a handful of days. For me, I try to sneak away from the suites for a few hours to track down major trends, look into...
On the first workday after CES, there's a lot to reflect on. Many companies have made some big product announcements, and Google has stepped up its game (or at least its marketing) in its ongoing war against Amazon's Alexa. In the TV space, we see a number of interesting trends beginning to emerge. TV Trends from CES 2019 Bigger is better 8K video and artificial intelligence Platform-agnostic digital support Bigger is Better Parks...
 
Despite flat growth over the past year for virtual reality in both consumer familiarity and ownership , VR technologies remained focal points of many companies at CES® 2019, particularly because the technology has generated much higher interest in consumers outside the U.S. According to Parks Associates’ 360 Deep Dive: Ownership, Use, and Perception of Virtual Reality , roughly one-fourth of U.S. broadband households are familiar with virtual reality headsets, games,...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 1st-annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media conference, Colleen Moraghan, Senior Vice President, Data Solutions, 605 shared insights with the analyst team to discuss challenges with growing video entertainment today and in the future. Colleen will be participating on The New Economics of Video panel on Tuesday, December 11 at 3:00 PM. Panelists joining her on this session include: Kristen Finney, EVP, EMEA TVD, 20th Century Fox...
As the popularity of smart home products continues to grow, so too do technological advancements in artificial intelligence. Hollywood icons like KITT (Knight Rider) and Pat (Smart House) actually do exist, although much less dramatically. AI has become an integral part of the smart home ecosystem and service providers are making moves to increase their products’ capabilities and learning methods. Recently, Amazon announced that their smart speaker, the Echo, and Alexa will be...
Popularized by Bitcoin in 2009, blockchain started out as a public ledger for cryptocurrencies. In 2018, however, blockchain has been highlighted for its potential to help IoT providers in creating more efficient and secure network opportunities for consumers. Parks Associates’ newest industry report, Blockchain for Connected Home and Entertainment , examines how this not-so-new technology can alleviate privacy and security concerns in the smart home and digital entertainment...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 1, 2018
Tags: blockchain, connected CE, OTT, security

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