The 2017 CES Asia kicked off at the Shanghai New International Exposition Center (SNIEC) with over 450 companies exhibiting, showcasing products in 19 categories such as AI, vehicle technology, and virtual reality. So many companies but what to watch out for?

At the 2017 Tech Trends to Watch session, chief economist of CTA, the company behind CES, Dr. Shawn DuBravac outlined four key technology trends and some interesting companies to note.

The computing experience is evolving as traditional computers, tablets and even smartphone sales growth slows. Instead, we’re seeing a move into new devices and designs. The next frontier is voice recognition or even gesture control as the interface, rather than a monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

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Linda Lew

Linda Lew is a Beijing-based journalist who covers technology, start-ups and business in China. You can reach her at lindalew at aliyun dot com.