Smartphone Users, Prepare for the Era of Cognizant Computing
Gartner predicts that the first services to be performed automatically will generally help with menial tasks, or time-consuming and time-wasting ones.Smartphones will soon be able to predict a consumer's next move and his or her next purchase, as well as interpret actions based on what it knows about the user's habits and daily routines, according to a report from IT research firm Gartner. What smartphones can do through apps has improved and broadened thanks to the personal cloud, as this insight will be based on an individual's data gathered using cognizant computing. "Smartphones are becoming smarter, and will be smarter than you by 2017," Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner, said in a statement. "If there is heavy traffic, it will wake you up early for a meeting with your boss, or simply send an apology if it is a meeting with your colleague. The smartphone will gather contextual information from its calendar, its sensors, the user's location and personal data." The report predicts that the first services to be performed automatically will generally help with menial tasks, or time-consuming and time-wasting ones, such as time-bound events such as booking a car for its yearly service, creating a weekly to-do list, sending birthday greetings or responding to mundane email messages.
"Mobile phones have turned into smartphones thanks to two things: technology and apps," Milanesi said. "Technology has added features such as cameras, locations and sensors, while apps have connected those to an array of functions that, for the most part, add and improve our day to day life from a social, knowledge, entertainment and productivity point of view."