Now chatbots get personal

Three-quarters of companies will be experimenting with immersive technologies such as VR and AR for consumer and business use by 2022.

And conversational solutions – which range from virtual personal assistants to chatbots – will boast expanded sensory channels enabling a platform to detect emotions based on facial expressions, while they will become more conversational in interactions, says Gartner in its latest strategic technology trends forecast.

Plus big data is getting bigger, of course. And the sheer volume of it means exploring all possibilities is impossible as data scientists simply don’t have the capacity.
Well, here comes augmented analytics, with scientists using automated algorithms to explore more hypotheses. By 2020, more than 40% of data science tasks will be automated, reckons Gartner.

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