All aspects of life are about to get smarter, faster and even more connected, at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show.
The world's largest IT exhibition opens in Las Vegas on Tuesday local time, and
global tech giants are set to reveal new gadgets and solutions that incorporate Artificial Intelligence, 5G and IoT.
These range from cars that use Alexa, 5G robots, and healthcare devices that monitor your brain, to fridges from LG and Samsung that give you ideas about what you can cook up with your leftover ingredients.
"In 2019, we saw a huge increase in the number of households acquiring smart speakers. In 2020, this trend will continue and we'll see more personalized services based on AI speakers and other smart devices, such as smart watches, from healthcare and personal banking to mobility solutions. These will continuously become more and more personalized through AI."
Samsung has been offering teasers about its so-called aritificial human, Neon.
The tech giant hasn't further described what the technology entails, except to shoot down rumours it will be like the company's AI assistant Bixby.
Amazon and Google are also expected to vie for dominance in the smart home market, by rolling out their own AI voice assistants into the most connected technologies.
Mobility services are also expected to garner much attention this year with electric bikes, scooters and self-driving automobile technology, along with infotainment and safety solutions.
Hyundai Motor is even preparing to unveil air taxi services at the show.
Of course, CES has traditionally been all about dazzling TV displays.
Samsung Electronics is set to unveil its frameless TVs and show off its 8K displays.
LG Electronics is also expected to reveal its new 8K screens, which are the industry's first to be certified as Ultra HD.
During the four day exhibition, some 45-hundred companies from 155 countries are expected to showcase their latest digital technologies.
But what will be the talk of the show, and the rest of the year in tech?
We can only find out once the show begins.
Oh Soo-young, Arirang News.