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IoT at CES 2016: Still not quite there yet for consumers

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It's an IoT-focused CES 2016, with lots of Internet of Thingy type trends for consumers in Vegas. But, it's still a slow-pace for adoption with only 7% of online adults using IoT devices at home, while 50% are interested in IoT for the future.


IoT Innovations at CES

Here's a quote:

 Progress may be slow-paced, but
updates on the future of IoT should
be welcome among tech watchers.
Forrester Data reports only 7% of
online adults in the US are using
connected home devices. However,
more than 50% are interested in
using them.
"Automation is the next big thing,
because it will harness the power
of all the other things, making
cars that drive safer, medical
diagnostics that anticipate health
needs, and robots that not only
respond to our commands but
anticipate them,"...

There seems to be something missing for IoT in the consumer space... That might be the addition of AI, as others have pointed out. Automating IoT with AI might make for a better user experience than just having a glorified wireless remote in a smartphone app to a home appliance. Big whoop.

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