Mike Schroepfer, CTO of Facebook : "I'm at CES 2017 and it is amazing what a difference a year makes. A year ago Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus, had just started shipping. A year later over 5M units have been sold and over 10M *hours* of video have been watched in VR. This likely makes it the largest VR platform in the world. Between last year's CES and now, we've shipped the Oculus Rift and most recently the Oculus Touch, the best controllers you can get for VR. What's interesting walking the floor is how many booths are using VR to demo new experiences as well as how many companies are innovating to make it easier to capture 360 or 3D content.
The other obvious trend at CES, besides slimmer TVs and HDR (which is awesome!), is Artificial Intelligence being embedded in absolutely everything. Cars, toasters, washing machines, small robots, drones that can hover and recognize their owner. One of the reasons we release not just the papers but the code we develop in Facebook AI Research, such as our image segmentation code (https://research.fb.com/learning-to-segment/) or our text classification code (https://code.facebook.com/posts/1438652669495149/fair-open-sources-fasttext/) is so that the entire industry can use this technology to innovate."
Cyriac Roeding, CEO Roeding Ventures : "Imagine CES in five years, and what AI will be able to do by then. It will be pretty mind blowing."