What's hot in consumer electronics for 2019?

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All eyes were on Las Vegas last week for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. The event is a chance to find out what technology is going to influence- or possibly dominate- our lives in the coming months and years. Everything from healthcare to cars, robots and TVs are all showcased in the week-long conference attended by around 150,000 techies.

Many of the products from this year’s event were underpinned by technology developed through artificial intelligence (AI) and big data. Away from the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, there is plenty of exciting research taking place by EPSRC-funded researchers.

Amongst other things, the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) awarded £68 million to ground-breaking multidisciplinary research projects in artificial intelligence and robotics, with £44.5 million of this allocated to four EPSRC-managed research hubs. The hubs will develop robotic solutions to enable safer working conditions in sectors such as offshore energy, nuclear energy and space, in environments which would otherwise be too hazardous for humans to enter without risk. The hubs are supported by an additional £51.6 million from commercial and international partners including the UK Space Agency, which is co-funding one of the hubs.

Take a look at our website for more about the £85 million+ EPSRC Portfolio of research projects relating to AI.

Reference: PN 02-19