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Say Hey to Kuri, a Real Live Robot

Say Hey to Kuri, a Real Live Robot

Say hello to Kuri. The teeny-tiny robot that wants to be part of your family for $800.

Life with Kuri

Kuri is genderless, but will use female pronouns.

Kuri is part entertainment, part utility. She can do anything from reading audio books to the kids before bed, to alerting you when she finds something fishy when you’re away from home.

Technology is Improving our lives

“Technology is improving our lives in more ways than ever – and consumer enthusiasm is growing just as quickly as companies can bring their innovations to market,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Our forecast incorporates several key economic factors including a strong stock market, continued job growth and stable rules for international trade to forecast these record-setting sales for breakthrough technologies and longtime market leaders alike. And the driving themes of 2018, including voice computing, artificial intelligence and connectivity that make our lives better and more efficient, will be on display across the show floor this week at CES 2018.”

CIA forecasts a 41% increase in homes going smart in 2018. “The popularity of smart speakers will have a ripple effect on the smart home market, as consumers discover the benefits of voice-activated home automation,” says the presser. “CTA expects sales in the category – including smart thermostats, smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, IP/Wi-Fi cameras, smart locks and doorbells, smart home systems, and smart switches, dimmers and outlets – to reach 40.8 million units in 2018, earning $4.5 billion.” That’d be a 34% increase.

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