Artificial Intelligence

Ford looks to become more competitive against Tesla: Ford creates a dedicated EV division while maintaining gas-powered cash cows, highlighting the need for massive changes in the automotive industry.

On today's episode, we discuss how connected TV (CTV) advertising will scale and how AI is poised to help TV advertisers. Then for "In Other News," we talk about Google curbing cross-app tracking on Android phones and what to expect from the WarnerMedia/Discovery merger. Tune in to the discussion with chief product officer at MNTN Marwan Soghaier and our analyst Paul Verna.

Meta puts AI at the center of the metaverse’s foundation: A glimpse into the company’s 10-year quest to build a VR future around AI reveals they are nowhere near finished and still have a long way to go

China mounts ambitious effort to regulate AI: Initiatives to scrutinize and regulate algorithms could spare Chinese consumers from discriminatory algorithms in the short term but could stagnate innovation in the long term.

2022’s acquisition trend continues with AMD’s $49B merger with Xilinx: Together, the two companies can better compete in the $139B cloud and edge computing market.

UK regulators warn that banks must be able to prove that AI use in loan applications won’t worsen discrimination against minorities.

CFPB is wary of unchecked AI usage in underwriting: Bureau officials have warned about potential abuse of the technology and are previewing a crackdown. Regulatory clarity will help banks to better navigate a growing market.

Brain-computing interfaces can help move semi-autonomous robots: Together, the two contentious technologies show promise for assisting patients with limited mobility.

Conversational AI is becoming more integrated into consumers’ lives every year, as tech like retail bots and virtual agents continue to improve the customer experience.

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 featured a reimagined world of commerce and marketing: The products displayed in Las Vegas last week revealed new ways for marketers to blend the physical and virtual worlds.

Semiconductor sales are expected to normalize after a record-setting 2021 predicated by various shortages and extended gaps between orders and deliveries.

Google infringed on five Sonos smart speaker patents: The ITC blocks import of Google products that violate Sonos IP after ruling.

New products and technologies announced at CES 2022: We break down outstanding trends and the most compelling Connectivity and Tech announcements from the show floor.

On today's episode, we discuss what our analysts think will be the key mobile trends of 2022. How much will apps shift away from ad dependency, and how far will QR codes expand their reach beyond the pandemic? We then talk about whether people will find room in their homes for the largest Alexa-enabled smart display yet and if the biggest social media companies will ever become super apps. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Yory Wurmser.

The vision of augmented reality (AR) headsets replacing smartphones could become a reality sooner than expected in China. Advances in hardware and new AR commerce use cases are paving the way.

Our most recent forecast shows that conversational AI adoption is growing. In 2021, 64.2% of US adults between the ages of 25–34 used a voice assistant. Overall, 46.9% of US adults will use a voice assistant in 2022, 48.2% by 2025. Conversational AI is on track to become a mainstream technology in practically every vertical.

Facebook, now Meta, has pushed the idea of the metaverse into the mainstream. Investment into the still-novel concept, which has seen resources poured into augmented reality and virtual reality devices, is driving the top five tech trends for the year ahead.