Artificial Intelligence and Vehicle Tech Take Center Stage at CES Asia

May 15, 2018

The Consumer Technology Association unveiled news that leaders from Alibaba A.I. Labs and BYTON will deliver keynote addresses at the upcoming CES Asia 2018.

Miffy Chen, general manager, Alibaba A.I. Labs and BYTON Co-Founders, Dr. Carsten Breitfeld and Dr. Daniel Kirchert, will take the CES Asia keynote stage to make major company announcements and share their visions for the future of innovation through artificial intelligence and vehicle technology.

"Alibaba A.I. Labs and BYTON are global brands that embody the innovative andentrepreneurial spirit of our industry," said Karen Chupka, executive vice president, CES.

She added, "These industry visionaries have taken their respective companies to new heights through their leadership, creativity and passion for innovation. They are driving the expansion of technology into new areas like smart cities, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more, which is what CES Asia is all about. We are all very excited for them to take this international stage." 

BYTON CEO & Co-Founder Dr. Carsten Breitfeld and BYTON President & Co-Founder Dr. Daniel Kircert will share BYTON's vision to create "time to be" for people on the move and elaborate on how BYTON is built as the next generation smart device for the age of self-driving and shared mobility.

Dr. Breitfeld and Dr. Kirchert also will introduce BYTON's unique design philosophy to underline digital power and autonomous features, as well as the company's common platform strategy.

Dr. Carsten Breitfeld is a world-renowned expert in electric mobility with a PhD in mechanical engineering.

Before joining BYTON, Dr. Breitfeld was Vice President and Head of Vehicle Program i8 of BMW Group.

Dr. Daniel Kirchert is an experienced executive in China's premium auto industry, with extensive experience in marketing, sales, branding, business development and operations.

Prior to joining BYTON, Dr. Kirchert was managing director of Infiniti China and president of Dongfeng Infiniti Motor Co., Ltd.

Miffy Chen will discuss the next generation of Alibaba A.I. Labs innovation. At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Alibaba A.I. Labs, together with MTK and SIG, announced in a joint statement that they would cooperate in developing a Bluetooth mesh module.

AI service platform from Alibaba A.I. Labs already supports advanced voice and image recognition, as well as increasingly evolving multi-mode recognition. Alibaba A.I. Labs is now considering how to provide these services to the partners. In her keynote presentation, Ms. Chen will announce their future strategies.  

Ms. Chen joined Alibaba Group in 2003.  She was among the first few product managers working for and has held several roles within Alibaba. She established Alibaba A.I. Labs in 2016, and released the first consumer-facing AI product, Tmall Genie X1 in 2017. 

CES Asia 2018 will showcase technology spanning 20 product categories improving lives around the world. It is expected to draw more than 40,000 in attendance, including more than 1,200 members of the global media.

A curated show for global brands and cutting edge startups, some 500 companies with the latest in AI, augmented and virtual reality, audio/video, connectivity, digital health, vehicle tech and more will exhibit on the show floor. All keynotes will be located in the Kerry Hotel, Shanghai Ballroom 2-3 and additional CES Asia keynotes will be announced in the coming weeks.

A brand new category for 2018, CES Asia will feature more than 35 exhibitors in the artificial intelligence product category.

The vehicle tech category will be the largest to date, with more than 50 companies on the show floor. Alibaba A.I. Labs and BYTON will both be exhibiting  along with other notable exhibitors: 360, 3M, Allwinner, ARM Ecosystem Accelerator, Audio-Technica, Baidu, Bose, BYD, Changhong, Continental, Desay SV, Digital China,  DJI, Fossil/Misfit, Garmin, Guangzhou Automobile Group, Haier, Hanergy, Harman, Hisense, Honda, Huawei, Hyundai, iFLYTEK, iQIYI,, KIA, Konka, Leapmotor, Lenovo, Libratone, LifeProof, LG Electronics, Microsoft for Startups, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive, Monster, NavInfo, Neusoft, Onkyo, OnStar/Cadillac, OtterBox, Samsung, Singulato, Skyworth, Sogou, Soling, Sugar Lady, Suning, TCL, United States Postal Service and Wacom.

Registration for CES Asia is now 
open. For more information on how to exhibit at CES Asia, please visit

Owned and produced by International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. and co-produced by Shanghai Intex, CES Asia 2018 will run from June 13-15, in Shanghai, China. The premier event for the consumer technology industry in Asia, CES Asia showcases major brands and innovative companies across several vertical markets in the Asian marketplace. 


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