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Watch CNET's CES 2020 Next Big Thing Panel live here: Anticipatory tech that gets to know you

CNET's annual Next Big Thing panel will tackle a future of technology that adapts to your life. Watch it here live at 3 p.m. PT, 6 p.m. ET.

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CNET's Next Big Thing panel is a yearly tradition at CES, and this year, the forward-thinking panel is set to take a close, hard look at anticipatory tech -- the technology in our homes and lives that's designed to learn our habits and preferences, track our routines and anticipate our needs in real time.

The panel is set for Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 3 p.m. PT at the Las Vegas Convention Center (North Hall, room N257).  It will be led by Lindsey Turrentine, CBS Interactive Senior Vice President of Content Strategy, and by CNET Editor at Large Brian Cooley (ViacomCBS is the parent company of CNET). They'll be joined on stage by industry experts including Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Rana El Kaliouby, co-founder and CEO of Affectiva; Doug Clinton, managing partner at Loup Ventures; and Michele Turner, senior director of Google Smart Home Ecosystem.

Panelists sit in a row onstage at CES. (Left to Right) Panel moderators Brian Cooley and Lindsey Turrentine of CNET sit next to Ian Tong, Chief Medical Officer at Doctor On Demand; David Rhew, chief medical officer and head of healthcare and fitness at Sa

Last year's Next Big Thing panel. 

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If you're attending the show, admission is free, but seats are first come, first served. And if you aren't in Vegas, don't worry -- we'll be live-streaming the event right here as soon as it kicks off. We hope you'll join us for an engaging discussion of what's coming to the connected home, and what sort of questions we should be asking before bringing this sort of tech into our lives.