The global annual techfest CES 2019, ushered in visions of the future in Las Vegas in January with over 4500 exhibiting companies and their wares. The big headline trends shaping the design and consumption of technology included the ever pervasive AI and in its integration into everything, robotics and machine learning and the push towards the ubiquitous cloud.

Information technology is transforming aged care. For example, systems that intelligently monitor behaviour patterns and raise an alarm only when they detect an anomaly can provide security without compromising privacy, enabling old people with infirmities to remain in their own homes longer.

Advanced technology is being implemented in the aged care sector in ways that are re-designing health and assisted living. The annual ITAC conference, being held in Adelaide on the 21st and 22nd of November will be exploring the theme Co-Designing our Digital Future which emphasises the importance of assistive technology supporting service quality and independence.

AI and emerging voice - control digital applications could be the secret for broadcasters to holding on to audiences and enhancing the screen experience, according to leading technology and media executives at IBC2018.