IBM's 5 in 5: Five Life-Changing Technology Innovations in Five Years
IBM presents its eighth annual list of five technology innovations that will change peoples' lives over the next five years.IBM has released its latest five in five predictions of five innovations the software, systems and services giant expects will change our lives in the next five years. Big Blue officials said this year’s IBM 5 in 5, the eighth annual list to date, explores the idea that everything will learn, driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and engage with people in a more natural and personalized way. These innovations are beginning to emerge enabled by cloud computing, big data analytics and learning technologies all coming together, with the appropriate privacy and security considerations, for consumers, citizens, students and patients. Over time these computers will get smarter and more customized through interactions with data, devices and people, helping humans take on what may have been seen as unsolvable problems by using all the information that surrounds us and bringing the right insight or suggestion to our fingertips right when it’s most needed, IBM said. A new era in computing will lead to breakthroughs that will amplify human abilities, assist us in making good choices, look out for us and help us navigate our world in powerful new ways.
“We know more now than any other generation at any time has known,” said Dr. Dario Gil, director of IBM’s Cognitive Experience Lab, in a statement. “And yet, we struggle to keep up with this flood of increasingly complex information, let alone make sense of the meaning that is inherent in the massive amounts of data we are acquiring at ever faster rates. By creating technology that is explicitly designed to learn and enhance our cognition we will usher in a new era of progress for both individuals and for society at large.”