AI & advanced machine learning
Intelligent systems that learn, adapt and potentially operate independently rather than just perform pre-defined instructions.
Includes technologies such as virtual personal assistants (VPAs). Can transform workplaces by making trivial tasks easier (prioritising e-mail) and users more efficient (emphasise important content and action points). Through AI, technology suppliers will focus on three areas – advanced analytical tools, AI-driven and increasingly more autonomous business processes and A1-driven engaged, conversational and continuous interfaces.
New intelligent things are usually placed into three categories: robots, drones and autonomous vehicles. Nonetheless, these three things represent only a part of what we include in intelligent things. The Internet of Things, IoT, represents tons of widgets and installations that will also become smarter thanks to artificial intelligence. These will be found everywhere in the home, in the office, on the factory floor and in hospitals, for example.