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CES 2018 has been a washout (literally). The robotic fails from the show underscore how far this is to go until bots are a significant feature in our daily lives.
The ambient AI wars are no longer about letting you use a speaker to control other devices–they’re about putting cloud-based brains in gadgets of all sorts.
Meitu is a Chinese tech and selfie-app company which built its net worth of US$4 billion in large part by making selfies look cute. Meitu’s newest AI-powered bot is a virtual dermatologist that can diagnose skin conditions.
Analyst Gartner put out a 10-strong listicle identifying what it dubbed “high-impact” uses for AI-powered features on smartphones that it suggests will enable device vendors to provide “more value” to customers.