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A round of CES 2020 encounters startup startup selling ‘smart’ potatoes

CES is the largest technology event taking place at the beginning of the year in the US. This is also a place for companies to race to introduce a range of new technologies and products, and on the side of consumers and technology experts, they will envision the technology picture in the near future.

And with the feeling that I will experience many interesting items and technology ideas, I was suddenly surprised by a stall called Smart Potato that attracted dozens of visitors to stop to watch.

Here, you will see two French guys with very confident faces, holding the device they think is the best in technology: a potato!

“Now any technology item has Bluetooth connectivity and people call it innovation, innovation,” Baldeck, the head of this project said. “But what if a potato also has this Bluetooth connection?”

A round of CES 2020 encounters startup startup selling smart potatoes | Digital toys

Plugged into the potato is a device that has a processing circuit and according to Baldeck to communicate with the “nerve” of the potato and the rest of the antenna to be able to connect to a smartphone or computer.

A round of CES 2020 encounters startup startup selling smart potatoes | Digital toys

According to Baldeck, we are all too familiar with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, “ask them anything and they answer like a machine. But this potato doesn’t, it has its own feelings and will answer you the toughest questions according to what it thinks, right?” Not programming! “

“For example, you wonder if you should take your bear to eat tonight? The potato will answer ‘Of course not’.”, Baldeck cites for example.

A round of CES 2020 encounters startup startup selling smart potatoes | Digital toys

He even opened the iPhone app and showed it to me with a potato-like interface. Pressing the voice search button, he asked whether he should buy an iPhone, the screen immediately answered “No!”

Currently, his project has been on Indiegogo but only has 67 supporters. Baldeck said that the goal is to reach 60,000 USD when Smart Potato will be able to forecast the weather, 90,000 USD will have its own blockchain and 120,000 USD will be able to connect and communicate with each other via mesh network protocol. .

A round of CES 2020 encounters startup startup selling smart potatoes | Digital toys

Would you be willing to spend $ 29 to buy a processor that plugs into any potato and turns it into a smart assistant? As for me, this is also a fun way to try, even knowing that it might just be a troll. When hesitating to decide between yes and no in a certain situation, instead of having to toss a coin, you can take out the potato and ask, the result does not need to know how but it is clearly “Cool”. .

A round of CES 2020 encounters startup startup selling smart potatoes | Digital toys

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