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Since 2006, IBM has released it’s 5 in 5 predictions of how future technology will be in the next 5 years. The predictions they have released this year is very interesting indeed. According to them, we are now entering an era of cognitive computing where computer machines will not only help us but will have abilities that we human possess such as touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell.
Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
Researchers in IBM believes that computers/tablets/phones will have some sort of touch screens which will enable us to even ‘feel’ the objects that will be displayed on the screen, as Robyn Schwartz puts it ” Five years from now, you will be able to touch through your phone”
Computers will also be able to analyze images and make a meaning out of it. It could be used to spot diseases from medical images and give advices on what medicines to take. Also, the computers would be able to understand what’s in the photo uploaded in the computer without tagging them as we normally do.
We all know the functionality of voice recognition that exists in both computers and smartphones but we haven’t gone a long way yet. According to the researchers, future computers will easily analyse the voice and provide a meaningful analysis. For eg. if a baby cries, the computers would be able to understand the reason why the baby is actually crying. I simply do not know how this would be possible but we have to wait to see how it’s done, if ever such thing is invented.
Check out the picture below to read in more details. I have gathered the pictures from IBM and put them here in one place to make it easier to read.
Let’s see if any of these ideas come into existence in 2018!