AI is for all
Highly disruptive artificial intelligence is all set for democratisation. That’s because while early adopters are will certainly be strong beneficiaries of AI, cloud computing, open source and the maker community while ensure that change will also come to the masses, argues Gartner.
“These technologies also foster a maker community of developers, data scientists and AI architects, and inspire them to create new and compelling solutions based on AI,” the consultancy argues.
Take self-driving cars. Vehicles operating autonomously in all situations and conditions, and controlling all tasks are a few years away yet. But when they hit the streets, cars without a steering wheel, brakes or pedals could become another living space for families, having far reaching societal impacts, Gartner argues.
And there’s do-it-yourself biohacking. It seems we are entering an age where hacking biology and extending humans will increase in popularity and availability. And these biohacks will fall into four categories: technology augmentation, nutrigenomics, experimental biology and grinder biohacking.
However, expect a few obstacles here.
“This will range from simple diagnostics to neural implants and be subject to legal and societal questions about ethics and humanity,” Gartner points out.