MWC mobile tech fair to show off new phones, AI, metaverse

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    London — latest folding screen smartphone, immersive Metaverse experience, AI-powered chatbot avatars and other eye-catching technologies are set to wow visitors at the annual MWC Wireless Trade Show, which starts Monday.

    Held in the sprawling Barcelona conference center, the four-day show is the world’s largest and most influential conference for the mobile technology industry.of Scope of technology The set on display shows how the show, also known as Mobile World Congress, has evolved from a forum for mobile phone standards to a showcase for new wireless technologies.

    Organizers are expecting as many as 80,000 visitors from 200 countries and territories as the event resumes in full force after years of pandemic disruption.

    Here’s what to expect:

    there was a lot Metaverse topic Last year’s MWC and CES in Las Vegas last monthExpect more at this event.

    many companies are planning Show off your Metaverse experience It allows users to connect with each other, participate in far-flung events, and enter fantastic new online worlds.

    Used by software company Amdocs virtual reality and augmented reality It provides users with Dubai’s ‘Meta Tur’. Other tech and telecommunications companies have promised Metaverse demos to aid physical rehabilitation, try on clothes virtually, and learn how to repair aircraft landing gear. .

    The popularity of the Metaverse has led Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to launch the Metaverse in the second half of 2021. The next big thing for the internet and his companyHowever, I’ve been having doubts lately.

    “The whole business model for the metaverse is a big question mark right now,” said John Strand, a veteran telecom industry consultant.

    AI has captured the attention of the tech world thanks to dramatic advances in technology. New tools like ChatGPT It can hold conversations and generate readable text. Ben Wood, principal analyst at CCS Insight, expects artificial intelligence to be deployed as a “well-worn buzzword” at his MWC.

    Companies are promising to show how AI can be used to make home Wi-Fi networks more energy efficient and sniff out counterfeits.

    A Microsoft spokesperson hinted at a possible ChatGPT demonstration, but provided no details. The company added his AI chatbot technology to his Bing search engine, scrambled to fix after replying with Insults or wrong answers to some users who got early access.

    The startup will demonstrate its own AI-powered chat technology. D-ID showcases creepy “digital human” avatars, but Botslovers says the service promises to “relieve humans from tedious tasks.”

    Over the past decade, MWC has Booming smartphone era, device makers are drawing attention with flashy product launches.Currently, smartphone innovation is stagnant, and companies are increasingly Other ways to debut the phone.

    What attracts attention at the show 5G potential applicationsis the next generation of ultra-fast wireless technology that promises to unlock a wave of innovation beyond just smartphones, including automated factories, self-driving cars and smart cities.

    “Mobile phones will continue to be a hot topic at MWC, but they have become a mature, repetitive and almost boring category,” says Wood. “The only excitement comes from a number of foldable designs and prototypes, but the true size of the market for these premium products remains unknown.”

    Device launches will be dominated by a number of lesser-known Chinese brands, including OnePlus, Xiaomi, ZTE and Honor, all looking to grab market share from market leaders Apple and Samsung.

    Chinese tech giant Huawei has a big presence at MWC blacklisted by western governments As part of a broader geopolitical battle between Washington and Beijing over technology and security.

    According to organizers, Huawei will have the largest presence at the show among nearly 2,000 exhibitors. That’s even after the US pressured allies to buy out its own cell phone companies. Block or restrict Huawei network devices Concerned that the Chinese government could allow the company to conduct cyber-snooping or sabotage critical communications infrastructure.

    Huawei, which has repeatedly denied these allegations, squeezed by Western sanctions It is intended to deplete components such as microchips.

    Analysts say one of the messages Huawei can send with its extra-large display is defiance of the West.


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