Short Bytes: It’s possible that after 5 years Apple won’t be earning money by making iPhones. Curious enough? According to a new study, Ericsson has predicted that smartphones will disappear in next 5 years as a result of drastic improvements in AI.
Back in 1950s, we saw the advent of devices with screens when TV started becoming popular among the masses. Later, with the arrival of computers and smartphones, the number of screens in your home continued to multiply. With time, smartphones addiction ensured that you spent a large portion of your lives in front of screens.
Let’s get back to the study conducted by Ericsson. Instead of asking experts, this study covered real human beings – 100,000 users from 39 countries. Out of this huge number, about 85 percent of smartphone users think that wearable electronic assistants will be a common sight in next 5 years.The study reveals that 50% of users believe that they’ll be able to talk to their household appliances. This new way to interact with devices would be possible with an AI interface.
In the next 5 years, people believe that their smartphones will be replaced by such AI interface that will browse the web for you, provide travel guidance, book restaurants for you and more.
So, are tech companies are worried about this shift expected to take place in near future? No. They are already working to make these technologies more familiar to the common people. The digital assistants of your phone are getting smarter with new AI algorithms and machine learning applications.
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