San Francisco — The mega-extravaganza of the tech world in Las Vegas is showcasing an array of new devices that get smarts from computer chips, sensors and artificial intelligence, but go further by opening doors to augmented or virtual realities. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins with a series of media events on Tuesday, will offer trade professionals a look at new robotics, connected cars and a dizzying assortment of gizmos from connected sneakers to drones. The show will see results of a boost in computing power from artificial intelligence, which can help power things like autonomous cars, and deliver new experiences such as augmented or virtual reality. "Virtual reality is changing the game for a variety of industries including healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing and business," said Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Technology Association that organises the annual show. "Doctors are using VR to enhance traditional therapies, architects use VR to design ...

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