Virtual Twins, Generative AI, Tech Innovations & Health Tech
Hello Notes Readers: While our visit to CES is over, get ready for a few reports about the innovations announced and presented.
Tech Innovations Gallery: There were dozens of Technology Innovations featured at CES that are worth exploring. Here is a sample and link to dive deep into any of these that catch your interest:
Browse around this link from CES to explore some intriguing innovations in AI, Health, Content and More:
“Virtual Twins” There is fascination around the concept of building a Virtual Twin that would represent a person - in appearance and perhaps in content. I was scanned at an exhibit to build a digital version of myself - that could become a hologram or embedded into an AI driven simulation. Please forgive my dancing :)
There are intriguing applications for the Virtual Twin model being investigated:
Health Care Simulations
Simulation and Training
Personal Knowledge Capture
Linked with AI and Chat Bot for Customer Service
Leadership Development “Coaching”
Generative AI: Lots of interest in Generative AI which can create content and/or images based on a request from the user. Microsoft and Google are just two of the large companies developing Generative AI. For example, I requested “an article about the innovations announced at CES 2023” and this was generated for me in 4 seconds:
“At the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an array of cutting-edge technological advancements were showcased to the public. From artificial intelligence (AI) to health, this year’s show highlighted some of the most impressive feats of technology and engineering. One of the major talking points at CES 2023 was generative AI, a type of AI designed to generate original content from sparse input data. This type of AI can be used for various applications in image recognition, natural language processing, and even autonomous cars.
In terms of health innovations announced at CES 2023, several companies unveiled products that could potentially revolutionize healthcare. A prominent example was the introduction of a new wearable device by tech giant Apple that is capable of diagnosing medical conditions such as diabetes or heart disease with greater accuracy than current methods. This advancement would allow doctors and other healthcare providers to diagnose certain conditions quickly and accurately without having to send patients for further testing or analysis.
Another noteworthy innovation presented at CES 2023 included a revolutionary new form of genetic medicine. This new form utilizes “gene editing” technology which allows scientists to modify genes so that they can eliminate or reduce the risk factors associated with certain diseases. For instance, gene editing therapies may be used to treat diseases like cancer without resorting to traditional chemotherapy treatments which can cause severe side effects in some patients.
Finally, CES 2023 also featured several advances in robotics and automation technologies which could potentially revolutionize our daily lives. In particular, one company revealed a humanoid robot that is capable of performing complex tasks such as vacuuming floors or carrying out basic conversations with humans. This type of robotic technology could eventually lead to robots taking on more complex jobs such as domestic assistance or even medical care in hospitals and nursing homes.
Overall, the innovations showcased at CES 2023 presented us with a glimpse into what our future may hold in terms of technological advancements across multiple sectors including health, AI, robotics and automation technologies. As we continue to progress into this exciting era, one thing is certain: each and every day brings us closer towards reaching new heights in technology where anything is possible!”
Back to Elliott: Generative AI has powerful and challenging implications for Learning, Development and Talent. There are “rights” issues to be addressed and filters that will check for both accuracy and appropriateness of the content. Several schools are banning the use of Generative AI for student work. But, strap your seat belts on - this will be a part of our landscape in the next 12 months.
Health Tech: Let’s start with a scanner that evaluates and reports the dietary elements of a dish being assembled in a kitchen or restaurant. Camera and AI assessed the foods and reported in real time as food was added to a stove or a plate:
We were impressed with the range of Health Technology that was presented at CES - covering every aspect of health care, fitness, pharma, beauty, and mental health. Here is a chart sharing the range of Health Technologies in development:
Exploring Innovations with Learning Colleagues: It was a treat to explore CES with a half dozen learning colleagues from around the U.S. Here is a pic of us sitting on the floor of the CES hall, as we have a discussion before the show opens about our technology interests and challenges:
Diving Deep for Implications and “Stretches”: There were few direct Learning, Development or Talent exhibits. But, the technology that is coming up will impact our employees and customers and can shape the context for technologies. Cathy Masie attended the keynote from Panasonic and here are her notes and a video clip on their approach to sustainability:
Panasonic held a session with a focus on Environmental sustainability. They launched a global environmental marketing campaign today, with Naomi Osaka, Michael Phelps, and Nathan Chen as spokespeople. There was a big emphasis on recycling EV batteries, and reducing emissions as they make their own Panasonic products, and also in other organizations products. They see hydrogen is a key pillar to get to Net Zero by 2050, and showed one of their facilities in Japan using only renewable energy including hydrogen cells.
They discussed their new grooming device for men, called the MultiShape.
It is essentially one base unit with many attachments including shaver, groomer, toothbrush. The goal is to cut back on the number of grooming devices with batteries, both for personal storage efficiency in your bathroom cabinet, and the good of the earth!
Lastly, they discussed their partnership with (Red) and Technics to bring a great turntable to market, that will also bring money to the not-for-profit global entity, (Red). That partnership will be represented at the Paris summer Olympics next year. Watch for a whole new Olympic sport, BreakDancing! Panasonic will be there with this partnership as DJs spin turntables during the competition!
More CES Reports to Follow - On to London for George Takei, Telly Leung and Allegiance: In the coming days we will post additional notes and perspectives about the state of the tech innovation field from our notes and conversations at CES.
Tonight, we fly to London for 12 days to open our Broadway show Allegiance in London, starring George Takei and Telly Leung. If you are in London and would like to be part of a conversation about the Future of Learning on Tuesday afternoon, January 14th, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in learning,
MASIE Learning Foundation
MASIE Learning Collaborative