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100 SMT007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2021 Feature by Happy Holden I-CONNECT007 I have always wanted to attend the Consumer Elec- tronics Show (CES). is year I got my wish, albeit virtually rather than being in Las Vegas. Before 2021, CES had become so large that all rooms in Las Vegas were sold out with nearly 200,000 people attending the show. I am too old and do not have the energy to attend in person, so this year's virtual CES will have to do. e advantage now is that I received press creden- tials, attended the press conference, and got downloads of new products. Here are some highlights. Reviewing CES 2020 Trends is 30-minute presentation titled "CES 2021—Tech Trends to Watch," was presented by Steve Koenig, vice president of research at CTA, and Lesley Rohrbaugh, director of research at CTA. ey listed four items in 2020 that came about faster than predicted: • e-Commerce: Sales and deliveries that took 10 years in the past grew that amount in eight weeks • Telemedicine: Doctors seeing patients using the internet grew 10X in only 15 days • Streaming videos: Disney achieved 50 million customers in five months, a feat that took Netflix nearly seven years • Remote learning: Nearly 250 million students went online in a mere two weeks Next, the panel discussed IoT. Four areas piqued their interest: • AI/machine learning: Nearly every CES participant talked about "their AI." AI CES Overview Happy Holden

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