CES 2024: AI and VR/AR Take Center Stage
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After a year of groundbreaking innovation in 2023, CES 2024 is set to showcase the two trends that drove much of that innovation: AI and VR/AR. This year’s event promises to be filled with exciting announcements about real products that will hit the market in the coming months. Gone are the days of CES experiments and flights-of-fancy dominating the headlines. Instead, we can expect to see a plethora of interesting and useful new technologies taking the spotlight.
ZDNET has already been pre-briefed on many of the best products set to debut at CES 2024. Our team will be on the ground at the event, providing first impressions, original photos and videos, and buying advice. We will also be covering the event extensively from multiple time zones, highlighting the products we are most excited about, the emerging trends, and the latest innovations that will shape the future.
To provide some context, let’s explore the three themes that will have the biggest impact at CES 2024.
1. AI Takes Center Stage
Any product that incorporates an algorithm, machine learning, or automation of any kind will be marketed as an AI-powered product at CES 2024. However, amidst the AI-washing and marketing hype, ZDNET will help you navigate through the noise to identify the most promising AI innovations coming to market in 2024. From automatic translation of audio and text in different languages to TV hardware that enhances upscaling of low-resolution content on 4K and 8K displays, there are numerous potential benefits to look forward to. Additionally, expect to see time-saving automations in everyday products that will make our lives easier.
2. VR, AR, and XR Continue to Evolve
While the metaverse may have fallen short of expectations, mixed reality (MR) and extended reality (XR) are gaining momentum. Apple’s Vision Pro announcement has sparked interest in the next generation of immersive digital experiences. Products like the Meta Quest 3, ZDNET’s 2023 product of the year, provide a taste of what’s to come. CES 2024 will feature new hardware and experiences that will take VR, AR, and XR to the next level. Anticipate announcements about headsets utilizing Qualcomm’s new XR2+ Gen2 VR chip, as well as advancements in sensors and software that will enhance the capabilities of current devices. Various industries, including healthcare, space exploration, law enforcement, architecture, and product design, are increasingly relying on VR and XR for their daily operations. The launch of Apple’s Vision Pro and the arrival of the Samsung/Google XR headset will further accelerate the development of immersive digital platforms, opening up a world of possibilities for developers.
3. The Rise of 100-Inch TVs
TVs are reclaiming their position as the focal point of innovation at CES 2024. Advancements in display technology, such as OLED, Mini-LED, and Laser TV projectors, are pushing the boundaries of content consumption. Expect to see an abundance of 100-inch TVs at this year’s show that are not only affordable but also more manageable in terms of size and weight. We are excited to showcase the latest TVs and home entertainment products, providing analysis and buying advice on the ones that will revolutionize your content viewing experience in 2024.
Stay tuned to ZDNET for comprehensive coverage of CES 2024. We will cut through the noise and bring you the most noteworthy products and technologies that deserve your attention.