CES Opens Today; AI Will Change the Future


The 2017 edition of CES, (the Consumer Electronics Show) is the 50th and it continues to grow — taking up every inch of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Sands expo center and branching over to the Venetian, Aria and Mandalay Bay.  Taxis are a premium, restaurants are full, and there are lines everywhere.

The coolest tech here at the show is AI — artificial intelligence.  AI is becoming pervasive in home entertainment systems, driverless cars, drone operations, smart home/home automation systems plus many other aspects of daily life.  There’s even discussion of using AI to create “smart roads” to enhance traffic, safety and fuel efficiency and ways to work with government to invest in this sort of technology.

For those who voted for Donald Trump, with the idea he was going to bring back millions of jobs, AI will create jobs — high paying ones.  Immigrants aren’t taking your jobs.  Soon, technology will.  And AI is going to replace a lot of jobs — many middle class.  It’s entirely possible that at some point, janitors at Disneyland could be replaced by robots sweeping up after customers.  Driverless trucks could revolutionize shipping and transport.  Drones could be used for simple package delivery.  Heck AI is even being tested to replace lawyers for simple contract law and as the technology develops, more aspects of business law transactions will be automated.

There are a number of companies that offer a technology solution seeking a problem to solve.  Do we really need an appliance that helps children fall asleep better?  Wouldn’t a little activity do the same thing?  There is an emerging field of “smart” workout clothes that monitor heart rates, calories burned and other health data?  How many people need this?  There are more companies here that make cases to protect your phone or your tablet than you ever thought possible.

There are thousands of companies exhibiting at CES.  It’s impossible to see them all and mainstream tech press is doing an nice job of covering the big highlights.  So please hit TechCrunch, Gizmodo, ArsTechnica and the tech beats for USA Today, the LA Times, OC Register, Reuters, and the Wall Street Journal are also hitting the highlights.



  54 comments for “CES Opens Today; AI Will Change the Future

  1. Henry "Paul" Lipton
    January 5, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    There is no better of artifical intelligence than the denizens of the Orange Juice Blog!

    • January 8, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      This place has really become a brain trust of late.

  2. OCDEM
    January 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I heard Diamond, Vern, Jeff and company have been nicknamed the “flea-baggers” based on the page stolen from the tea party maniacs, this weekend.

    Hopefully they can raise enough money to keep things relevant.

    • January 8, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      I don’t get it. But if you’re referring to the success of progressive slates across the county, especially the central county, I think more credit needs to go to organizers like Julio Perez, Martin Lopez, Ada Briceño, Rashad Al-Dabbagh, and Mirvette Judeh. Are they also fleabaggers?

      • January 9, 2017 at 9:04 am

        I’m not surprised you missed the point of his/her comment Vern; progressives generally can only raise small contributions (a.k.a. Bernie’s average $27 per donation) and that’s never enough. They are going to need help from deeper pocketed Democrats. And its kind of tough to have deep pocketed Dems write a check while they are being denigrated by progressive reformists. The party needs to come together to win; remember “stronger together?” Its’ true.

        • January 9, 2017 at 10:43 am

          I’m sensing a whole new tone. Supplicant even. Wow, this weekend made such a difference?

          What’s with “fleabaggers” though? And we’re the ones “denigrating?” None so thin-skinned as the haters used to winning.

          • January 9, 2017 at 10:45 pm

            I’m happy when Democrats are engaged

  3. OCDEM
    January 9, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    As I am told, many progressives at the local level are taking a page out of the “tea party” consevative movements playbook:

    Begin at the local grassroots level, comandeer control of local party operations and execute their distortion campaign.

    It won’t take long before they drive away the normal thinking, employed voters and well intentioned dems who’s views are moderate and mainstream.

    These guys, like Jose Solorio once said are extremists, who will have regular folks begging for moderation.

    • January 9, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      You sound like the rightwing nutjobs accusing all us Democrats of slavishly following Saul Alinsky.

  4. OCDEM
    January 9, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I don’t know who that is, but thats exactly what I heard Solorio, Correa, Melendez and Daly say about you guys in so many words: NUTJOBS.

    But hey, at least you guys have jobs:

    Vern: part time Walmart Worker/Pianist
    Greg: Kitchen Table Lawyer
    Zenger: Painter (not like a house)
    Henry “Paul” Lipton: Drug Dealer
    Jeff Letouneu: Dick (Private Dick, like Magnum)
    Mirevette Judah: No Listing Realtor

    Great group. Crazy, Lazy and as obnoxious as ever.

    • January 9, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Walmart? Really? Which one? I might have to change my “no Walmart” policy to see Vern in a blue vest. Is he a people greeter? Slurring your words is speaking in cursive you know

      • January 10, 2017 at 1:24 pm

        Really, you take your anonymous dirtbags’ word as gospel? This IS just like rightwing truthiness.

        • Dan Chmielewski
          January 10, 2017 at 10:29 pm

          I asked questions. It wouldn’t surprise me at all. Costco’s hiring. Doesn’t really matter. How will you make ends meet when you’re 70?

        • OCDEM
          January 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm

          My information is based on a google search which links to an article you prnned complaining about the conditions you faced as laborer loading/unloading trucks at Walmart in the heat. The comment is based on YOUR WORDS, not mine. If you have advanced to night manager at CVS (Which pays $70k per year by the way), which I doubt, I apologize.

          You sound like a guy who wants to save the world. I would suggest saving your family would be a better focus of your (limited) resources.

          You can’t cry foul and then complain when you get called out for crying.

          As for Diamond, I hope your sinus infection is better, that was some GROSS Sh!t Greg. Stay home when sick…..Please

          • January 13, 2017 at 6:07 pm

            Don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. Sounds like the JayZ picture David Vasquez found that he was sure was Donna’s son.

            You people ARE in some bizarroworld.

          • Dan Chmielewski
            January 13, 2017 at 10:40 pm

            Offer the link. I’d love to know which WalMart.

            • January 14, 2017 at 9:25 am

              Me too. This should be good.

              (See how Dan still believes this a**hole. just like he believed Jay Z was Joey, and Pastor Stieler was a sign of Lorri’s triumph over Tom?)

              • January 14, 2017 at 2:34 pm

                I asked for proof. And if true, I’m happy to show up to your workplace to make sure you give me good customer service. Hahaha

          • Ron S.
            January 14, 2017 at 7:55 pm

            regardless of the facts, what does it say about a man who criticizes another mans work / job. You sound like an insecure child. Check yourself dude.

            Ron S.

            • January 15, 2017 at 9:29 am

              Well, Vern and Greg criticize my work all the time. The comment from OCDEM was likely return fire.

  5. David Vasquez
    January 9, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I don’t know about “NUTJOBS”, but I can say, at my local meeting, I heard the EXACT COMMENTS about the “Flea Baggers”. It’s as if the personalization of political attacks have reached a new level.

    Let’s be honest: Greg Diamond is NOT widely liked. The distaste of Greg has spread to his Brother in law, to the other blogger guy, to Jose Moreno. Now you introduce more divisive characters in the mix, who also refuse to listen to other points of view and this is what you get.

    Florice and others (I don’t know if it was her specifically that lashed out at the jerk) have looked long and hard to find area’s of agreement within the party, but its the old “My way or the Highway” with these guys.

    I know this: Common Decency dictates not spreading viral illness in large groups. “CRAZY GREG” might have well spit in the water bottles of attendees, infecting them directly.

  6. TeoNguyen
    January 10, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Crazy Greg sat largely by himself last night and did not vote for Fran. Jeff LaTourneau barely won because he’s been such a jerk for past 4 years.

    • Greg Diamond
      January 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Take down “TeoNguyen’s” lying comment, Editor. I sat next to a friend of mine in the back left corner of the room the entire time that I was seated, the better to see what was going on in the room. And I happily voted for Fran and all of the other victors except for Florice (although I went along with unanimous consent) and Anita (which is part of an interesting story, which I’ll recount elsewhere. That story also bears on why Jeff’s comfortable victory margin wasn’t even larger, but the main explanation for that is that Arnel Dino is a very dogged and aggressive candidate — which I don’t mean as a criticism of him.)

      It’s a pity when people use their anonymity not to whistleblow, but to lie. I try to weed those out where I edit.

      • January 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm

        No I won’t. I don’t know who commented but I assume they were at the meeting and watched if you voted or not. Jeff won by 8 votes; that’s a comfortable margin. I disagree.

        Given the venom you allow at OJ, I’m not taking down a comment by someone who says they saw you vote otherwise. I did not vote for Jeff — a prick of the first order for the last 4 years — but gladly voted for Florice and Anita.

        Stick your take down request up your ass.

      • OCDEM
        January 11, 2017 at 6:02 pm

        Wow. This response SCREAMS:
        “I’m not crazy, I’m not crazy, I’m not crazy”.

        Too funny, Teo uses “crazy Greg” to describe you. This has caught on in some dem circles, but, I just think “Dickhead Diamond” is, while a more accurate description, is too crude for most.

        And who is to say Teo Ngyeun is not the guys real name….like Henry “Paul” Lipton.

        I’ll save my critisism of hypocrite Jeff for later. What a punk.

        • January 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm

          This blog is such a piece of trash. If Greg says he voted for Fran, he voted for Fran, no matter what some anonymous dickhead claims.

          • Dan Chmielewski
            January 11, 2017 at 10:51 pm

            Greg says a lot of things that are bull. Just read his blog bio. Yeah, Henry was power mad. Sure he was

      • David Vasquez
        January 11, 2017 at 9:24 pm

        “It’s a pity when people use their anonymity not to whistleblow, but to lie. I try to weed those out where I edit.”

        Quite the statement from the man who just republished a hyper sensitive post from the “New” FFFF blog, which I am told is run by one of OJB’s favorite son’s Anonymously!
        Is this guy serious? CATER, the Queen of anonymous gladflyism, Henry Lipton AKA Paul Lucas or Roddy AKA Dave Zinger. These losers need to find work.

        Crazy Greg (the name is beginning to STICK), should concentrate on the starving and homeless in the pleasant hills of Brea, where he enjoy’s a home with a pool, meanwhile along the 57 many sleep in a pool. A poolof HUMAN WASTE! Wow hypocritical much?

      • Dan Chmielewski
        January 11, 2017 at 10:54 pm

        You voted for the candidate for secretary that signed a petition to the state party to have you removed from party membership due to your unwavering support of Republican mayor Tom Tait. Nice!

  7. NoMoreno
    January 11, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Is Jose Moreno a Democrat. Or is he Tom Tait’s bitch? Voted to replace ADEM on OCWD with a Republican. Jerk

    • January 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      He’s already broken a couple of campaign promises in deference to Tait. Maybe he is in the wrong party.

    • January 11, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Wow. Imagine someone who cares more about policies – Poseidon, Cadiz, conservation, general ethics and attendance – over Party.

      Hey wait. That’s how it should be.

  8. Dan Chmielewski
    January 11, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Central committee member. If Jordan did this, there would be a DPOC resolution against this. You guys are barely Democrats

    • January 12, 2017 at 1:46 am

      And I still say we’re much better Democrats than you. To you it’s just a club.

      • January 12, 2017 at 9:23 am

        Keep thinking that while you, Greg and Jeff continue to give Tom Tait foot rubs.

        • January 12, 2017 at 9:31 am

          You’ve just worked yourself up into hating Tom so much that you can’t think straight any more, if you ever could.

          No big loss really.

          • January 12, 2017 at 11:08 pm

            You have to admit, Anaheim is anything but a city of kindness. Keep giving massages to the conservative Republican who’s positioning his business for big contracts after he leaves office. You heard it here first.

  9. UpYoursDiamond I'm Anonymous
    January 13, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Didn’t Tait vote for the camping ordinance? Will Moreno shame him? Nope. He’s Tom’s puppydog

    • January 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      Everyone knows it was unanimous – Tait voted for it and so did you guys’ golden boy Jordan. And Moreno mentioned that a few times, as did the rest of us. We are hoping Tom and James have second thoughts as the failure of that policy has become clearer.

      Your one-note refrain is tired, no matter how many stupid fake names you use on this and the other Klepto-blog.

    • Greg Diamond
      January 14, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Up mine with WHAT? You’re fictitious and non-corporeal, with nothing to stick — not even a backbone.

  10. Dan Chmielewski
    January 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    I have two IP addresses I use to comment here. One from home and one from work. The comment you refer to came in while I was running a conference call on a product launch. It was approved hours later because I’m not on the blog all day and night. Keep trying.

    I’ve only heard Moreno criticize Brandman on this issue. No one else. I’ve never written about it

    • January 14, 2017 at 9:23 am

      I rarely grasp what’s going on in your rock head, Chmielewski. I wasn’t talking to you. There’s some anonymous commenter on both you and Matt’s blog who uses lots of name, but whose constant refrain is that Jose is just Tom’s puppet. Or bitch, or puppy dog, or whatever.

      • January 15, 2017 at 9:29 am

        Oh sorry, I read and replied to your comment in Dashboard, not on the blog’s comment window. I thought your comment was directed at me.

    • January 15, 2017 at 10:40 am

      And making this commenter even stupider, the examples he gives to prove that Jose is Tom’s “bitch” never even prove or suggest that. For example just now. If Jose were Tom’s puppet he wouldn’t be questioning a policy that everybody knows Tom voted for.

  11. David Vasquez
    January 14, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Stood next to “Crazy Greg” today at CSUF. I believe his nickname is appropriate. As is his need to wash his Jeans!

    • January 15, 2017 at 9:25 am

      He wore jeans to a State Senator’s swearing in? Sandals or closed toed shoes?

  12. January 15, 2017 at 10:37 am

    OC DEM won’t be back with any (imaginary) link proving that I work at Walmart. And I realized yesterday – so what if I did? If I weren’t getting as much musical work as I have been, and had to take a low-wage job like Walmart, why should I be ashamed?

    This blog is a gross little clique of classist, elitist (yet ironically semi-literate) materialist snobs. You-all shouldn’t be allowed to call yourselves Democrats, let alone be on Central Committee. No wonder we lose working-class voters to Trump.

  13. January 15, 2017 at 10:44 am

    You have no sense of humor at all. You’re easily baited with a response.

    I wont’ shop at WalMart; can’t remember the last time I set foot in one.

    And I applaud anyone doing honest work to provide for their families.

    If I have any issue about your work, it’s your hypocrisy playing church music for money while you are agnostic. Frankly, it’s not ethical.

    We lost working class voters to Trump for a lot of reasons, not because of elitism.

  14. David Vasquez
    January 15, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    I typed in “VERN NELSON WALMART” and this came up:


    Now I also typed in “CRAZY GREG” and got dozens of hits including some REALLY weird things.

    You guys should concentrate on party unity. Not divisive positions.

    • January 16, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Vern didn’t write this story; he’s not in it. Keep searching if you think it’s out there.

      • January 16, 2017 at 9:12 am

        Yeah that must be it. What a weenie. Me or Greg apparently copied over something from some Change.org petition.

        I’m sure this abuse of workers is real funny stuff to your crowd.

  15. TeoNguyen
    January 16, 2017 at 11:59 am

    What’s funny was your wife’s speech before the Anaheim city council asking them to think about the homeless when they poop. I think of you and Donna when I’m pinching a loaf

  16. OJ Reader
    January 16, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    you are a clown Nelson, glad you are Donna’s third husband

  17. Dan Chmielewski
    January 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Jeez, I defended you here and you’re painting with a broad brush? Mr. Thin Skin it is

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