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CES 2019 Live Updates: Thursday, January 10


CTA Staff
There are just two days left of CES 2019 and still so much to see and do. From conference sessions covering health tech, 5G and more to the awe-inspiring tech displayed on the show floor, we have all the CES updates from Thursday, January 10.

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  • Check out the CES Tech Talk podcast to hear reporters and editors from top media outlets discuss the biggest trends at CES 2019 each day of the show.

  • Representatives from a smart home tech startup Brilliant, Walmart, BMW and the non-profit Farmers for Free Trade spoke on how the various tariffs such as the Section 301 tariffs are impacting their U.S. companies. Since Oct. 2018, U.S. businesses have paid over $6 billion in tariffs - the highest monthly amount in our history - and the U.S. technology industry is on track to pay $1 billion a month in tariffs. CTA’s Vice President of Trade Policy Sage Chandler asked the audience to raise their hands if their business has been hurt by tariffs, virtually every hand in the room was raised. To urge the White House to end the trade war with China, please visit CTA.tech/tariffs.

  • CES will host a Shark Tank Open Call at 9-11 AM on Friday at the Venetian, Level 4, Delfino Ballroom. We spoke to a Shark Tank casting producer about CES and her advice for entrepreneurs who want to pitch to the Sharks. 
  • Waymo CEO John Krafcik touted the health and societal changes self-driving cars will create during conversation at Wednesday's Leaders in Technology Dinner. Once put into action, self-driving cars have a chance to eliminate the 94 percent of car accidents caused by human error, making our roads much safer. "This technology has the chance to really make a difference in that rate, and that is why we are so excited to expand," Krafcik said. Interviewed by Fox Business News anchor Liz Claman, Krafcik explained how Waymo's self-driving cars can take riders safely home no matter the weather, road condition or traffic. As self-driving cars gain more popularity, Waymo plans to improve their technology, expand the amount of cities they are in  and introduce electric cars into their fleet.
 
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This post was last updated at 2:45 PM on January 10.
 

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